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    Sugar detox: how to begin

    I’ve spent the last weekend of March eating tons of sugar: candies, pastries, soft beverages, and the list could go on and on. What happened that same night, and then the next day, was a sense of nausea and not overall well-being. My boyfriend and I decided that it was time to quit sugar for a bit. I’m a sugar addicted. I love sugar, sugar loves me, but it’s definitely not good for my body and my health. My dad suffers diabetes, my grandma died of diabetes and I have in my blood that gene that gets me predisponed to it. Like a smoke addicted that knows the health problems…

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    Hey, listen to me, where do you live now?

    “Ma, ascoltami, dove vivi adesso?” Quante volte mi sono sentita rivolgere questa domanda. Quante volte avrei voluto rispondere: “cazzi tuoi mai?” Quante volte non l’ho fatto.  Troppe.  A molti questa domanda può sembrare banale. A me, ogni volta che mi fanno questa domanda, un po’ mi sento morire. Non perché non lo voglia dire, ma perché c’è così tanto racchiuso dietro il nome di una semplice città.  Se dicessi semplicemente Siviglia, ometterei che l’Italia è dove sono nata, perderei di vista quei due anni negli Stati Uniti e i tanti viaggi passati nel mezzo. Perché sì, vivo a Siviglia, ma c’è tutta una lunga serie di avventure che mi hanno…

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    Body shaming: my experience

    Have you ever been a victim of body shaming? I was, and it’s not funny. The middle school period was hell to me. Ask my mom, she definitely remember as much as I do. She was my rock in a moment in which I felt I was about to sink. Everything started because one girl wanted to be best friend with my best friend. She wanted to cut me out of the picture, and she succeeded. I was losing my best friend, and these girls were treating me like shit. Every day I was coming home crying, overwhelmed by all the mean things that her and my ex-best friend would…