Hello Raven, for those who might not know you please let us know you are and please describe yourself?

Describe myself, well let’s see.  I’m the kind of girl, that when you first meet me you think “wow, she’s a normal chick”, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  I mean how many normal   do what I do?  Not that it’s bad at all, I love not being like everyone else.  Obviously I’m a porn star but I’m also a cam model (TsRaven.com), a stripper, and an adult themed radio show cohost (TIRadioShow.com).  Physically I’m pretty short.  If you see my videos, it is pretty apparent that I stand at a towering 5’5” tall.  Before transition I hated it, but now I find it’s one of my strangest assets because most guys love short girls.  Most people wouldn’t believe that I once was extremely muscular and  weighed 215lbs,.  I bench pressed 300lbs, but it was all in an effort to mask how I really felt.  I wanted to be a girl.

What prompted you to join the adult industry?

Believe it or not, I suppose you could say boredom.  What I mean is that after the excitement of transitioning and coming out to everyone wore of I was looking for a way to replace that rush. So I actually started exotic dancing for Wendy Williams at her parties in Kentucky called Lexington Tgirl Party (LexingtonTgirlParties.com)  It was fun, and I still dance there every 1st and 3rd Friday but I felt like something was still missing.  My girl Kimber Haven (@kimberhaven) was already doing porn, and she had apparently noticed I was interested in getting “the biz”.  She offered do do my first shoot which was a Petty Page inspired photoshoot with a solo jack off scene.  It doesn’t show in the video, but it actually took me over 15 minutes to orgasm in my first scene because I was so nervous.  I did it though and was very proud of myself, and the rest is history.

What lead you to start transitioning and what has the process been like if you don’t mind me asking?

I actually knew at a very young age that I just wasn’t comfortable as a boy.  Coming from a very homophobic family though, I learned very young to hide any feeling that wouldn’t be considered “masculine”. So most of my younger years was spent crossdressing in secret longing to someday having the ability to be truly me.  It wasn’t until I was 38 that I just couldn’t bear the lie anymore and started seeing a therapist in preparation for hormones and transition. Needless to say when I came out my ex-wife was not down with it at all and I ended up single soon after.  My family has accepted me whole heartedly though and I consider myself very lucky because most don’t get that.  To this date, the only surgery I’ve had is breast augmentation on December 1, 2016.  I was 36C just from HRT, but I am now 36DD.  I absolutely love them!

You’re also older than most performers when they start. What advantages do you think being older when you start has compared to being younger, beyond the obvious?

Being older does actually have benefits.  I’m more mature and I’ve experienced more.  So I believe it makes you somewhat less prone to being coerced into doing things you might not be comfortable doing.  I also have had time to establish my personal life, so I don’t rely on porn for my livelihood.  The biggest this is just the fact that in my own experience being mature, I just make better decisions than I would have at say 18-25.  I’d be remiss to leave out that being over 40 puts me into another fetish besides being transsexual.  Young guys love MILF’s.  I’m not going to lie, I’m a cougar.  Show me a sexy guy with a nice cock and whether he’s 21, 31 or 41, I’ll ride that shit.

Like many performers you started off doing cam and still do. Was the plan to start doing cam and then start performing and if so how did you start the process?

Plan?  Oh lord I cannot say anything I’ve done was “planned”, lmao.  I’m more a go with the flow kind of person with a propensity for OCD.  Meaning I don’t really plan all that far ahead but I take what lies in front of me and I do it to the best of my ability.  If you’ve watched my cam shows or porn you notice I’m kinda a ditz, that’s no act, that’s me.  Planning ahead when you generally can’t remember half of what you did yesterday is a challenge.  My close friends liken me to Chrissy from Three’s Company.  I’m not stupid, but I am ditzy.

If money wasn’t an issue, what would be your dream scene or movie to make?

I like cars.  I actually own a heavily modified sports car.  I would absolutely love to do a porn spoof of the Fast and Furious franchise.  I would somehow convince Jason Stathom to do a scene with me because he is yummy!

Who would you say are the people you really want to work with but haven’t had the chance to as of yet?

I would love to do a scene with Jenevieve Hexxx, and who wouldn’t want to fuck Bailey Jay and Sarina Valentina.  Derrick Pierce is a total cutie, I’d love to film with him too.

Who would you say your idols are, either within the industry or not?

I don’t know that I have any idols.  But people who have had very strong positive influences on me would be my mommy, Kimber Haven, Lexis Steel, and Wendy Williams.  I thank my mom for raising me to have the bravery to follow my heart even when it took me in a direction that no one saw coming.  I thank Kimber and Lexis for always being there for me.  They call me out when I need it, they praise me when I deserve it and hold my spirit when I need it.  I thank Wendy for the countless opportunities she has presented to me and doors she has opened for me. Personally and the industry in general for transsexuals.

How do you think the people you grew up with would describe what you were like while growing up?

That would all depend on who you talk to.  But generally most would probably say I was a little more reserved than most kids.  I wasn’t outgoing but I was always friendly.  A lot of my friends were actually teammates in sports too.  They might say I was very competitive, because I was.

If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?

I would love to talk to Joan Jett.  She is absolutely my favorite woman and she kicks ass.  Not only does she live life her way but she gives zero shits about what anyone else thinks.  I strive to live my life that way.  You actually see a lot of her influence in the way I dress and act.  There is a huge poster of her hanging in my bedroom.

What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?

I did mention that I love cars.  I own a Mustang Cobra convertible.  Although anymore, I just enjoy driving it and I do not race it anymore.  I also love running.  In fact I run so much that I often go out running and by the time I get home I usually have messages from fans who live in my town asking if I was just out running.  I tend to wear not much more than really short shorts and a sports bra.  I love gardening but I won’t be doing much until I get another place with a yard.

Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?

We (myself, Kimber and Lexis) will be heading to Fetish Con in St. Petersburg FL in August.  We are going to try to film as much as possible while there.  So if anyone is going to be there feel free to contact me.  We are continuing with our Totally Inappropriate Radio Show on Demonseed Network, and we are always having new guests so make sure you tune in.  You never know what will come out of our mouths.