Born into a conservative Italian-American family in Queens NYC with relations to deceased SCOTUS judge Antonin Scalia, Mia was the proverbial black sheep even before she openly identified as a secular, progressive feminist, i.e. everything her family dreamt she wouldn’t be.
A child prodigy with an IQ in the top two percentile, Mia was enrolled in an advanced educational program through which she skipped ninth grade for early entry to the prestigious High School of Art & Design in Manhattan. Within weeks of graduating A&D she was designing Disney graphics for merchandise sold at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Throughout her college years, Mia would continue to juggle freelance design work along with her studies.
In her junior year Mia was awarded a scholarship to study in Florence, Italy. It was an experience she would describe as “indescribably fantastico”. After earning her BFA in advertising/ graphic design, Mia worked as a marketing creative in Manhattan before relocating to Los Angeles for post-graduate studies at UCLA. After completing the two-year Extension Program in Media, she’d go on to lend her creative and production skills to top Hollywood studios and media giants such as Amazon Studios, Netflix, Disney (again), Paramount, Warner Brothers, and CBS, just to name a few.
What you find here is Mia’s own voice and creative expression. Her powerful storytelling, including scalariously cringeworthy tales of growing up in Queens NYC during the seventies and eighties, are starting to gain a following. Pee & Circumstance and other short stories were selected for off-Broadway theater readings.
Don’t worry, I’m not prolific enough to blow up your inbox.
My stories are part of a broader mission to help restore the “human” in humanity. Your support enables me to continue my work toward that end. Let’s swing the pendulum away from normalized narcissism and inhumane environments. When you chip in, there’s a place to share your thoughts on my stories or this cause.