I have started writing as a consequence of my tireless reading. 

Language is an extension of myself. Besides being goldsmiths that craft tales of who I was and who I  am, words are extensions of my hands. They are the tools I rely on when I explore the world. What I see, what I hear, grows into thoughts which in turn grow into words.

Now, as an International student and aspiring writer, I am curious in the issue of language — what it offers, what is lost in its absence, and what is added or removed when this language is substituted with another one.

I like to think of the trajectory of changing language as an eternal metamorphosis.

It took me a while to understand that my English words don’t substitute my Italian words, that they don’t fill in blank spots. Instead they reveal thoughts that were supposed to emerge from the dark, and they choose a language and a voice to do so. I, as the author, become invisible, a mere tool for their survival. 

Anna grew up in a small town near Venice, in Italy. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York and received her Associate’s Degree in Acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2020. She is currently enrolled at The New School, where she is majoring in Literary Studies with a concentration in Writing.