The Heroine’s Journey of Silvia Migliaccio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m Tutor for disabled students for the Department of Cultures and Civilizations at University of Verona. The best things that I love in my work is help students to find their individual potential and be protagonists of their future.
What is my idea of happiness? My idea of happiness is to be passionate about everything every day.
What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is not giving my best in what I love.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Sometimes I think I am not doing enough.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire every person who manages to transform their difficulties or weaknesses into strengths and growth.
What is my greatest extravagance? daydreaming and giving the impression of often being elsewhere.
On what occasion would I lie? I tell lies when I’m ashamed of something I could have done and haven’t done.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? There are no things I don’t like in my job. Perhaps, dealing with attention and learning disorders, I need to concentrate more and therefore tire easily.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I was the happiest in my work when when one of my students defended his dissertation and graduated with honors.
If I could, what would I change about myself? if I could about myself, I would change the constant fear I have of disappointing others and not being up to the situations that present themselves to me.
What is my greatest achievement in work? when my students perform well
Where would I most like to live? In Paris.
What is my most treasured possession? my culture, on which I have always focused a lot because, as a person with disabilities, I am aware of how widespread the stereotype that binds disability and stupidity is unfortunately widespread.
What is my most marked characteristic? I think I am sensitive and open to others and to the world. Despite my fear of disappointing and not being up to situations, in reality I always welcome every challenge in life as an opportunity to get to know myself a little deeper.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Giardino Giusti a few steps from the historic center. A wonderful, little-known garden in which there was a cypress – today unfortunately demolished due to bad weather – that Goethe described in his “Journey to Italy” of 1817.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? I love the Tre Marchetti restaurant near the Verona Arena. Exquisite fish and meat cuisine, excellent service and a place with attention to every detail, particularly suitable for a romantic date and special occasions.
What books influenced my life and how? The books which influence my life are the unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera, which taught me to analyze emotions from multiple points of view and then the many books of poetry – Italian and foreign – that give me new words to write.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Nothing Else Matter” by Metallica
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I don’t have hero or heroines in fiction.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? All the people who don’t give up.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Meet Joe Black
What role play stories in my life and work? the role that stories play in my life and in my work is fundamental. Every student I help has a story that is pressing to emerge and make their way in life.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? they invite me to welcome every event, every opportunity as an opportunity to live and tell.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I don’t commit crimes. I do everything I can to be a good and beautiful person by loving my neighbor in the best way that I am capable of.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021? At the moment I have no particular people to suggest but the decisive ones in my life who may have an interesting story to tell are: Martina Pennacchio, Marina Cuollo, Sofia Righetti and the jounalist Antonio Giuseppe Malafarina all committed to the recognition of rights regarding disability.
Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021? the person I would like to meet and who has given a change to my greatest passion: writing poetry, is a young Italian poet, Beatrice Zerbini, whom I hope to meet soon.
What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on? I hope to be able to do a job interview at an art gallery in Verona Galleria Giustizia Vecchia based on a wonderful project for the inclusion of people with disabilities. I am about to pursue a second degree in art history and therefore I would like to fulfill my dream of working in an art gallery and this gallery has a history of social as well as artistic commitment that I really like.Also I hope to publish my new poetry collection.
Where can you see me or my work in 2021? You can see my work on the website of the University of Verona, Department of Culture and Civilization.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? that express the fact that passion is life without passion there is no lifeblood of everything.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Peter can invite Sofia Righetti, Martina Pennacchio, Marina Cuollo and Antonio Giuseppe Malafarina to tell their story.

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