Hey Blerd Fam, hey! If you didn’t know, Twitch is the platform for everything gaming
related and creativity. You can find some of the biggest names in the gaming community there. I wanted to create a spotlight for growing Twitch streamers that I know you will enjoy.
Up next, I want to introduce to you RekitRaven! She’splays Phasmophobia, Devour, and
Labyrinthine. I wanted to share her story with you. So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find
RekitRaven at www.twitch.tv/rekitraven. Her current schedule for streaming is Tuesday and
Thursdays starting at 7 pm EST and Saturdays at 11 am EST. Follow RekitRaven on her social
media, Twitter @rekitraven, Instagram @rekitraven, and search for on YouTube “Rek It,Raven”.
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs about your broadcast.
Share with the class about your Twitch channel and your community.
I go by Rek It, Raven! which I was inspired to take because of my love for Edgar Allan Poe’s
The Raven and Raven who is my favorite Teen Titan. The name has since become more
meaningful because a year and a half ago I nearly lost my life in childbirth. It took me a bit to
bounce back but I have since became determined to follow my dream of content creation. I
figure if death hasn’t stopped me, I shouldn’t stop myself.
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your
I play a lot of co-op horror games and I am vocal about my beliefs including BLM, LGBTQIA2+
rights, and the current political climate and how it effects POC in particular in the gaming space. I also have a podcast called Geek & Grit that discusses mental health in gaming.
What made you start this journey in streaming and when did you start?
I initially started some years back but due to unforeseen circumstances (a back surgery and the passing of my father), I took an extended break. Then I nearly lost my life on September 11th, 2019 with the birth of my daughter. I decided there’s no time like now to really start pushing forward with my goals and I want to genuinely help people as I do it.
What are some of the issues and challenges that you’ve faced on Twitch and how did you
Trolls, lots of them. It’s unfortunate but I’m a target because I’m a queer black woman who
happens to dress in an alternative fashion. Some say I do it to myself, but I ain’t got time for
that. I just keep pushing forward, keep the lines of communication open and call them out as
needed. I refuse to being silent to racist/homophobic rhetoric. I’m a believer that haters mean I made it, that I’m saying something important or they wouldn’t try to silence me.
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that’s out there for creating a
broadcast on Twitch?
Canva, canva, canvaaaaa! I also have a small network of artists whom I trust and commission as needed.
Blerd is all things nerd and geek through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a
My existence. I loved Sailor Moon back in the day and watching anime, I loved playing video
games and things that weren’t considered mainstream growing up. I used to draw anime
characters when I was in elementary school but stopped when a few kids ripped them all up. I used to play D&D with my cousins as well, which was where I found my love of roleplay games which eventually translated into my love for MMO’s (I don’t stream those)
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and
Phasmophobia – I like the concept of the game and the “unknown” feeling of it. Definitely keeps me on my toes.
The Elder Scrolls Online – This is my FAVORITE MMORPG. I love the storylines and the
classes and I am an orc for life.
The Sims 4 – It honestly is nice to play dollhouse for a bit, especially when my mental health
takes a dive.
Which video game character is bae?
Cid Garlond especially in FFXIV — Ooooh chile, he fine. & Faith Connors from Mirror’s Edge.
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
Minecraft. That’s a no from me, dawg.
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it and what is it?
My late father — He’d be making tacos!
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
Raven, hands down. She speaks to me being half-human, half-demon.. a troubled past, dark
and brooding. Edgy. And her powers are everything.
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
-Playstation or Xbox?
Playstation (although PC is the master race)
-Pepsi or Coke?
Coke — How about root beer though?
-Night or day?
-Summer or Winter?
-Cat or dog?
-Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
-Fresh Prince or Martin?
-McDonald’s or Burger King?
-Super Mario or Sonic