Cheryl Kahla is a Nightingale Agent of Stealth and Guild Master in Tamriel, who writes and does creative things. In that order. This is her creative corner in the vast interwebs expanse

Jokes aside. I'm many things. Keep scrolling to learn more.

Johannesburg, South Africa

What I do:

    • Professionally, a Deputy News Editor and troublemaker passionate about the future of digital publishing and storytelling, remote work and being a digital nomad. In my spare time, I'm a digital artist, tech enthusiast, gamer/gadget lover/reviewer, cineaste. I wander (and get lost quite often), I explore, I learn, I tinker, and I find weird shit on the internet. It's quite fun. Also love the smell of rain and books (not together), and cats (as a species generally, not their smell, but don't Google 'cat scent toxoplasma gondii'....) And I overuse parentheses, apparently.
    • Tech and gaming writer
    • I've been writing about techy things since 2010. I've been gaming since Famicon.
    • I write
    • About everything. Tech, travel, lifestyle, you name it.
    • I create
    • Mostly digital art, but I'm prone to pick up a real brush every once in a while.
    • I explore
    • Have passport, will travel. I'd love to cover your tech event.
    Build-a-Well for Yousha’a
    Food Not Bombs Jozi
    Locked Out - Food outreach
    Backpacks for Joburg / Jozi Street Store


    Top songs of 2021. I apologise for nothing on here...

    Hi, I’m Cheryl Kahla! I’m not really a Thieves Guild Master or a Nightingale, those were Skyrim references. (Or are they?)

    I do write. Blogging, guest-blog articles, paid-for articles, reviews, you name it. Even fiction and poetry. Writing poetry saved my life. I studied Journalism at some point.

    Oh, blogs. I have way too many blogs, sites, and social media profiles than I care to mention. Scroll to the footer section for the most important links.

    Passions and stuff

    My passion is creativity. In all its forms. I paint, I write, I read, I design and create stuff, I take photos, I also manipulate photos.

    My art consists mainly of dark and depressing themes. It’s my therapy. Anybody can paint a butterfly or a flower.

    There is, however, something extraordinarily special about taking a painful moment and using it to create beauty.

    I’m also passionate about Social, Environmental and Political Justice issues. You know, if not you, who; if not now, when?

    Hey! Speaking of, go have a look at my other (extremely outdated) blog specifically made for this; No Harm No Waste, and also this awesome network that I’m a part of – Zero Waste Bloggers Network.

    Actually, you know what? I’m passionate about a lot of stuff. In the past,  I’ve always tried to maintain different blogs for all the various stuff I like and love.

    I eventually reached the fuckit-point and intend to keep everything in one place. Going against the advice from probloggers, mind you.

    Things I like

    Some of the stuff I like, not limited to all the stuff I like:

    • Music – It moves my soul, I can’t go without it. I have a music tattoo.
    • Books, words, writing, reading. I’m sure I covered all of this before, somewhere. I have 2 text tattoos. And an Eeyore tattoo.
    • Tarantulas – I had more than 30 at some point. I do not have a tarantula tattoo. Yet.
    • Tattoos – Well, duh. I have a few. 15 I have 15. Getting there
    • Rain and Thunderstorms – It soothes me
    • Joburg – I simply love the vibe. Moving here changed my life.
    • Geocaching – Yeah what can I say. I use satellites to find hidden Tupperware containers.
    • Gadgets and Electronics – I used to write for My Digital Life, RichWP, & Walyou, and more recently, The South African's, specifically the tech and gaming section. Speaking of...
    • Gaming – Currently Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, Skyrim, ESO, AC.
    • Stargate, Star Wars, Sci-Fi and Superheroes. I have a Stargate tattoo. I also have an Iron Man tattoo.
    • Mental wellness awaress – Diagnosed with ADHD Type. Not gonna lie, it's been a wild, wild ride since then, however, understanding how my brain works changed the way I look at life. Blog series on that coming soon. Oh, I also have a semi-colon tattoo and a 'Resist/Persist' tattoo.

    Me in a nut shell

    So, basically, I’m a tattooed book-loving, music-loving, small-town-girl-turned-crazed-Joburger, who simply wants to leave the world in a better state I found it in.

    Who’s with me?

    Who are you?

    How are you?

    Tell me everything!

    ADHD is a bitch

    Being diagnosed with ADHD Type 2 in October 2021 was both a blessing and a curse. I'll discuss it in detail in TikTok in 2022.



    I survive because I persist.
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    I believe in smashing the status quo.
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    Don't give up
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    Virtual photography lives here.
    If what you are looking for is loyalty and comittment, that's Cheryl. She's a people s person, always willing to assist where required. She won't sleep until the job is done. She really is a go-getter!
    Abotseng Moses Nkau