Saying Goodbye to This Chapter on Medium

Amongst other things, I’ve chosen to become anonymous — here’s why

4 min readFeb 1


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Hello, Medium world!

It’s been a long time since I’ve visited you. I’ve missed this space on the internet.

Now for those of you who had a glimpse of who I was on this platform, you may be wondering “was this girl hacked?” “what’s going on?”.

And the answer is no, I was not hacked. But a lot has been going on.

I’m not really sure how to start but I’ll attempt to now.

Background Information

When I began writing on Medium, it was COVID and I needed a place to exercise my creativity. Naturally, I turned to writing since I’ve always enjoyed expressing myself through the art of words. And so I embarked on a writing journey here on Medium, where I wrote about anything and everything I was interested in.

And I loved it. I met some amazing and talented individuals from around the world. I read stories that inspired me in a multitude of ways and I’ve enjoyed every single freaking second I’ve been on this platform.

But I’ve changed A LOT. For better or for worse, we shall see.

While I was writing on Medium, I was 100% open about my identity. Right down to my job, age, what I looked like, and where I lived (on a city-scale). And while it worked for the time being, this past year I’ve had time to reflect on how much I’ve chosen to share online.

And it made me quite uncomfortable to think about it, to be honest.

The reality is I’m still at a vulnerable stage of my life where I’m building my career and discovering who I am and who I want to be. Not that those things aren’t relevant at any stage or age, but I’ve come to realize that my Medium profile wasn’t benefitting these things that I’m trying to build.

And while I don’t hate the content that I wrote on here, I feel very disconnected from my writing and what I was writing about. Maybe it’s because subconsciously I don’t think it represents who I truly am because I knew my identity was attached to the words I was choosing to share with the world…




Documenting my online life anonymously. Writing about what interests and inspires me