Alexa is a pre-op male to female transgender who identifies as female and uses she/her pronouns. Ace has a deep affection for all animals and has had this affection since she was a young child. That love soon expanded to animated cartoons as she grew up in the era of DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin and many other.
Ace is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh area sports fans. She is also a fan of Doctor Who, having adopted the nickname Ace from the Seventh Doctor's companion. She has grown up a fan of My Little Pony, having been watching since generation one.
It wasn’t until 1999 that she came to identify with the fur community, upon discovering The Gneech’s The Suburban Jungle webcomic. The main characters, in particular Tiffany Tigress and Leona Lioness that showed her that females could be strong and dominant in their own rights. Another character, Drezzer Wolf helped her come out, which she has done a total of four separate times. Her family does not approve, and she is working to remove herself from that situation.
Alexa has been in the furry fandom for eighteen years, since that fateful day she found The Gneech's comic. From her humble beginnings she’s used various names including Ravyn DeLaFae when SoFurry was still YiffStar and its chat was Yiffchat. She’s bounced from name to name until finally settling on Alexa, with a nickname of either Lexa, Ali, Alex or Ace. This is the name she decided on for herself, after three years of being out as transgender, and for her fursona though the fursona is called Ali.
She is also an avid roleplayer and mingles on twitter, trying to help other furries on there and just generally hang out. She can be found in either the SoFurry chat room or the F-List's chat room as well as Telegram and Discord, but she doesn't give that info out unless asked.
Alexa's fursona is a cougar. The reason why is because Alexa is a victim of abuse, as both her parents have mentally and physically abused her. When choosing her fursona, during the entire time she's been in the fandom, she struggled going from wolf (named Ravyn DeLaFae (whose profile no longer exists) to a fox, until settling on big cat, wanting to be bigger than her attackers in a sense. She struggled with choosing between tiger and cougar, ultimately settling on cougar because of her love for the big (small) cat and the fact that in her hometown the local university football team is the Pitt Panthers, with Panthers understood to mean cougar.
Ali, the cougar, is Alexa the human. Though both are different, since one is fictional, they share much in common. Both are transgender, both grew up in Pittsburgh. Where they diverge is that the real life Alexa isn't a cougar and hasn't transitioned yet. Ali the cougar is what the human wishes she could be. So the connection between the two is very, very strong.
- Stating who she is on twitter on https://www.twitter.com Retrieved October 28, 2017
- Her on her gender and preferred pronouns https://twitter.com Retrieved October 23, 2017
- Lynn Brooks, "New Ball Game". Anthrocon 2017 conbook, p.8-10
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