A journey that turned out to be somewhat open-ended, bumpier, and more diverse than expected brought me here. I am an Italian kid raised by a single mother while she was pursuing a career as a doctor and who grew up in grandma’s kitchen making delicious food.
I am an active and all-nuts 15 years old auntie. I am an adolescent with a great passion for literature & history, who tried to conform, going to the gym and eating nothing to look fit and skinny to conform standards but soon rebelled against the school system, catholic church, far-right politics, and the superficial, fake culture.
I am a young woman who moved to England, got a degree in Anthropology & International Development from Sussex University, and a Masters in Climate Change, Development & Policy at IDS, the globally recognized development institute. Yet came to see the world as hopeless, messy, greedy, and unjust. I was disillusioned and with a pretty clear idea, as a professor of mine once framed it, “the world is how it is because those in power wanted to be that way”.