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Open Letter from Multicultural Women to the Italian Prime Minister

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One of the major insights in my life happened when I discovered intersectionality. For those unfamiliar with the term, it is a theoretical framework for understanding how aspects of one's social and political identities (gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, etc.) might combine to create unique modes of discrimination. It doesn't mean that the members of majority groups don't get discriminated against or oppressed. This framework acknowledges their struggles too and...

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HOW TO BE A HAPPY EXPAT IN ITALY (PART II)

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This is the second part of this post about being a happy expat in Italy. You can find the first part here.   6. Don’t be a guest   Even if you don’t want to spend the rest of your life in Italy, act as if you came here to stay. Our brain fatigues too much when we struggle to make a decision so convince it this is home.  ...

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HOW TO BE A HAPPY EXPAT IN ITALY (PART I)

Photo by Patrick Carr

Here you are, ready for your new Italian adventure. Your dolce vita is ready to begin. You want to enjoy your time in Italy the best you can. How do you become a happy expat? Learn as much as you can about Italy but be aware of your feelings and emotions. These are the most useful tips:   1. Be open to your new expat life   In the beginning,...