About Me

As a chronically online oversharer, I firmly believe in having a fully stacked About Me section on one's personal website. If this is somehow not enough content about yours truly, you could also check out my Journal for (semi)daily life updates and other self-indulgent bullshit.


The Basics

πŸͺͺ Name: Darnielle.
πŸ₯Έ Also known as: Nellie.
πŸ‘΅πŸ» Generation: Millennial.
πŸŽ‚ Birthday: 5th May.
🏑 Location: The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡±.
πŸ›‚ Nationality: New Zealander πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ.
🧬 Ethnicity: (Northern) English, Scottish & Maori.
🏞️ Iwi: Ngati Whakaue & Ngati Pikiao.
πŸ—£οΈ Languages: English & Dutch.
♀️ Gender: Cisgender woman.
🏷️ Pronouns: She/they1.
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Sexuality: Bisexual2.
πŸ‘°πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Marital status: Married to a cisgender man named Sam (16 years together, married for 8).
🀰🏻 Parental status: Childfree by choice.
🐾 Pets: Two dogs (Moose & Caribou).
πŸ₯„ Disabilities: Neurodiversity, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, dysautonomia, and mental illness3.
πŸ€” Politics/philosophies: Radical centrism, progressivism, egalitarianism, pro-choice, philosophical Satanism.
βš›οΈ Faith: Atheist.
πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ Education level: Postgraduate.
πŸ“œ Qualifications: BSocSc (Psychology), PGDip in Psychology, GradCert in Education Studies, and Certificate in Tikanga Maori.
πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» Occupation: Jill of all trades who takes whatever work she can get!
πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Physical attributes: Tall, fat, bottom hourglass figure, pale, shoulder-length wavy black hair, brown eyes, glasses, diastema, no piercings or tattoos.
πŸ›οΈ Style: Comfortable rainbow goth πŸŒˆπŸ¦‡.
πŸ—“οΈ Online since: 1997.


1. Pronouns: Although I am a cisgender woman, I use she/they because I believe it’s important to normalise the use of the grammatically correct singular ‘they’. You’re a they whether you “believe in pronouns” or not, so making a huge deal about anyone using they is weird.

2. Sexuality: I am attracted to all genders and sexes, but I have a preference for feminine-presenting people and thus don’t consider myself pansexual.

3. Disabilities: These are just the ways in which I am disabled. If you want to know what my specific diagnoses and causes of these disabilities are, see my Disabilities page.