It all came about because I joined an online writing community, and have a name that’s not exactly normal or easy to say in English (because no, it doesn’t rhyme with sea) Since the place gave the option of using what ever name you wanted, I just joined as Raven Black. It was an easy solution and I was quite another person back then. And then it grew.
I got a community and friends and Raven Black was suddenly on twitter and Instagram and it became my online name. It was still me and everything I loved, but the longer that went, the longer it felt wrong to use a name that wasn’t fully my name.
I had come to a point in my life where claiming my own name, doing this under my own name, was important for me. I’m not that person anymore that joined that community all those years ago.
It took a lot of thinking to decide what to do. I had been Raven for so long. But then one day I was sending a tweet, and I didn’t even think. I signed with my own name. And that’s when I decided that the time had come.
So, hello world.
My name is Tea, and I’m happy to meet you all.