based in Milano
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Monica Silva is a self-taught photographer. Her first steps into photography happened in a very young age, shooting with polaroids and Instamatics cameras. Keen of experiments in...
"In the boundless landscape of the soul, there are beautiful creatures who are nothing else but ourselves. Fantasy is a place to heal all diseases, a place where the soul is regenerated every day to make us a better person”
I attended TEDx Talks last September 24, 2016. It was an incredible experience and one of the most intense moments of my life. When I was invited to participate in the TEDxRovigo edition, I wanted to talk about my research on the psychology in the portraiture. Then I remembered that I wanted for a long time, go on the stages of the TED to tell the story of my life as a demonstration that we can change the path of our destiny. My story is very strong and full of dramatic moments, but thanks to those stories I am now a strong and determined person. The pauses that you will see as I speak, are given by the fact that my throat was clutched as I told the few episodes. There are scars too difficult to delete but I am stronger, and the proof is that I am here today, proud and free to tell. My painful past does not want to be a lament but a share and stimulate healing to people like me who have suffered violence and has never managed to overcome completely dark periods. I am a witness proving that anyone can change their destiny into something wonderful.
I hope that my story can be an example to someone to radically change horrible stories struggling to stand out into the light and overcome the bad memories.
I ask you to share this video and talk about it with your friends to help me complete my mission. I promised myself since very little that I would be taken away from that life, and I would tell the world what happened to me. My wish is to create a book with the story of my life going over the places of memory, a complex project but necessary because as certain events have occurred to me, I'm sure that still the same happens to so many women and girls. Shortly I will create a Crowdfunding, so I ask for your help. Thank you for your words of love and affection that I receive daily.
A wide huge hug full of light and positive energy.
My talk starts from 0:25 sec with a video intro with a slideshow I did for TedxRovigo. Enjoy it!