Born into a conservative Italian-American family in Queens NYC, Mia was the proverbial black sheep even before she openly identified as a neopagan and progressive feminist, 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 study at the prestigious High School of Art & Design in Manhattan a year early. The summer she graduated HS, Mia designed Disney graphics for merchandise sold at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. She would continue to juggle freelance design work along with her studies throughout her college years.
Mia was awarded a scholarship to study in Florence, Italy for a semester. Before beginning her studies there she lived on a farm in Denmark, marking the start of an ongoing journey to live and create in an environment that is more nurturing than oppressive.
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. Since completing UCLA’s Extension Program in Entertainment, she has lent her creative and production skills to media giants Netflix, Amazon Studios, as well as top Hollywood studios.
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 and Pee & Circumstance were selected for virtual readings and future live readings off-Broadway.
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