You may have noticed that I’ve changed my name (still keeping a little parenthetical Strathmann around for now to ease the transition…).

Tyson is my given middle name— my great-grandmother’s family name, from the old french for Fire Brand. This is a deeply personal decision to root into my maternal lineage and— at least publicly, the legal beast is a whole ‘nother matter— no longer go by my birth name, Strathmann.

It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and as I’ve been publishing more frequently, the timing felt right to make the switch 🙂