I was born in Palermo, Sicily. A place I still call home, despite being away for almost 20 years. I left Sicily immediately after high school – I wanted to see that the world had to offer, beyond the boundaries of my island.
So I packed my bag and moved to Perugia, a medieval town in central Italy. There, I graduated in English and humanities, while working for the local LGBT group as an activist. After that, I moved to Manchester, and then Barcelona for a while. It was 2005 when I decided to set up camp in London. I wanted to specialise in place-making and destination branding, and took a Master’s at the Centre for the Built Environment, University of Westminster. It was a great learning experience.