During my first internet adventures in 1998, I found the name Kianga (pronounced key-UN-ga) in a Swahili dictionary, translated as “burst of sunlight after rain.” It reminded me of the beautiful ending scene from The Lion King, and I chose it as my online nickname. I learned that it’s a female name only after I had used it for almost every online account. It’s nice and short though, and I still like the image.
If you’d like to know more about my personal history and career, you can find a longer post about it on my Patreon. I also have a list of tools that I use for my work and personal life, if you’re curious about that.
I used to think of myself as politically moderate, but in recent years I've found myself leaning more and more towards the left. I value empathy and kindness, and I have zero tolerance for hate, bigotry, and abuse.