My name is Emanuela, but as a child, I wanted to be called Consuelo. Only growing up did I learn to love my name whose etymological meaning is “God with us”. Today I am, and I feel, Emanuela and when I say my name, which my father chose for me, I am so proud! I have two sisters, I am the one in the middle, and I really believe that my being the one in the middle has greatly affected my growth. I won’t explain how and why: whoever is a child in the middle will understand. I have a psychologist mother and I do not know if it is for her profession or if it is because she is like that (and consequently she has chosen this profession), the fact is that I felt nurtured and understood. As a child, I wanted to marry my dad and go and live in a “rigatone” (a type of pasta). As a child I studied a lot, I only got books as a gift and I was bloody territorial. Then I grew up and today I am a woman (although I still perceive myself as a girl) quite serene, not too accomplished, still very dreamy, energetic, a lover of food and good company, who loves movies and vintage music. I love writing and I like stories, I love childish thinking (which I have discovered in its entirety since I have been teaching children), I love animals (not all of them) and I am an observer of people. My real passion, however, is travelling: I have squandered so much money to be able to see the world and I will never have enough. My other passion is my daughter: her name is Maria and as the kids say to each other when they are in love “she is my everything”. I would have liked to finish high school, be a lawyer, continue writing, be wealthier, have a house in the country, learn to play the piano a little better (not a lot, just a little bit), have a darker complexion, not have strabismus of Venus, be a little less tall (so much so that I can wear heels), be more confident in myself. But I have Maria, I still have my mother (the one who welcomes me) and I have travelled (or rather I will get them back). I love my life, most of the days. And I strongly believe in humanity despite everything.