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Anna e só


Anna, a white femme person, poses for a picture in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They are leaning against a handrail installed in an access to stairs outside the galleries with their arms open, their body facing the camera, their face slightly turned to their right. Their hair is dark and short, almost completely shaved. They're wearing prescription glasses with tortoise frames, a grey N95 mask, a black turtleneck with a double face scarf with illustrations of expressive cartoonish stars in bright yellow and navy blue, a dark green skirt with a black belt. They're using a bright red purse across their body and an earring that imitates Van Gogh's Sunflowers. In the background, the cityscape of a cloudy Amsterdam makes a contrast against Anna's colorful accessories.

I'm Anna e só (/ˈɐ̃.nɐ e ˈsɔ/), a Brazilian information systems architect currently living in Goiânia, Goiás. I'm one of the Outreachy organizers and an Information Systems undergraduate at Universidade Federal de Goiás. I wear many hats, but my heart is in systems thinking and practice.

Over the last decade, I've worked with (and learned from) the Wikimedia community (working on initiatives to improve MediaWiki's technical writing, localization, and internationalization practices), MediaLab/UFG (building Brazilian free and open source projects such as Mapas Culturais and Tainacan), LAPPIS/UnB (translating the Public Money, Public Code expert brochure into Brazilian Portuguese), and Open Collective (revamping and improving their user-facing documentation).

I'm blind, and I take pride in offering open projects a unique point of view.

My pronouns are -/ela/a in Portuguese:

"Anna e só é uma arquiteta de sistemas de informação brasileira. Ela vive em Goiânia, Goiás. Anna é uma das pessoas organizadoras do Outreachy."

And they/them in English:

"Anna e só is a Brazilian information systems architect. They live in Goiânia, Goiás. Anna is one of the Outreachy organizers."

You can contact me through a series of intricate rituals, or on LinkedIn.

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Why Not Applicable? #

I often see forms which include a "not applicable" option in the gender field. I find that amusing — it perfectly encapsulates my gender identity and my general life experience.

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