My name is Stefania Cardinale, and I write this blog.
temporarily between London and Milan, in Milan but I grew up in Monte San Biagio (LT), went to college in Rome, and lived abroad for some years. I decided to create this little space not because I am an amazing writer (which I am not) but to document my adventures in the kitchen and every day life.
I started RavanelloRosaPallido blog in late 2011, when back in Italy after 4 months fieldwork in India [for a PhD research] and after 3 months in Haiti for a consultancy work on post-earthquake relief project (2010), I was in urgent need for something creative, relaxing and beautiful.
At that time, I had decided to take a break from international cooperation activities and humanitarian work which brings you to travel often from country to country and work under pressure, And I wanted to settle somewhere.
I thought that for the peace of my mind it might be great to write for a magazine someday, but I had no idea how to start. For sure having a blog would force me to sit down and write more often, especially when it didn’t feel like doing it. And I knew that it had to involve food, culture, travel and photography too.
My work has always been about developmental projects, NGOs and non-profit sector, in India and African countries. Today, I am much more focused on researching intangible cultural heritage projects, cultural resilience and development projects (2016) and in communicating social and development projects (2022).
I do consultancies as applied anthropologist, in project design and management of non profit and cultural projects and in their communication and dissemination.
In 2013, I managed to co-found www.lenius.it – which is today a blog and a cultural association for the promotion of digital education and communication – and therefore after almost 10 years in the field of communication I have also managed to grow more my competencies in blogging, social media and communication on the web.
If you follow me Instagram you probably know that I am more of the visual person that likes to tell a story through pictures, graphics and colours;
this is who I am and how I feel about this space, which by the way it is written in Italian.
Last year (2021) I had my daughter – Leila – and another wonderful journey of my life has started with her and her father.
I thank you to visit my blog and I wish you the strength to accept being where you are in the moment, set up intentions and trust yourself with patience to be guided where you need to be.
Enjoy your life