Michelle Tarnopolsky has called Florence home for 12 years. When she is not working or chasing after her toddler, you can find her blogging at http://www.mapleleafmamma.com or tweeting @michelletarno.
The election of Congo-born Cécile Kyenge as integration minister back in April 2013 has put a global spotlight on Italy’s race problem and revealed some deeply conflicting feelings among Italians about immigration. Though international observers were already familiar with the racist taunts faced by black
Once, while out with his nonna, my son, who was just learning to talk, proudly identified the backside of a strange woman standing beside them: ‘Culo!’ My extended Italian family members were highly amused by my mother-in-law’s subsequent retelling of the episode. I, on
Renaissance humanist Laura Cereta must be rolling in her grave. More than 500 years after the Brescia native helped lay the groundwork for modern feminism by championing women's right to education, Italy ranks among the lowest in the EU for gender equality. The numbers are grim. Only 45