Born into a conservative Italian-American family in Queens NYC, Mia was the proverbial black sheep even before she openly identified as a progressive feminist and secular naturalist, aka everything they never wanted her to 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 to begin her studies at the prestigious High School of Art & Design in Manhattan a year early. 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 graphic 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 later describe as “indescribably fantastico”. In the weeks before classes began, Mia lived on a farm in Denmark. Immersed in an environment in which humans live symbiotically with nature left a lasting impression on Mia. She was in the middle of an apple orchard when she had an epiphany that a sustainable lifestyle with access to natural resources is how humans are supposed to exist, despite what she’d been taught through misogynistic fairy tales about what a female should avoid doing with a ripe apple.
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, CBS, and Showtime.
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. Atari Girl, Pee & Circumstance and Honk if You Like Air Hugs were selected for virtual readings and future live readings for an off-Broadway theater group.
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