A muddle, a mess, a pastiche. This is what pasticcio means. And this is what this blog is. A mess of musings, experiments, ideas, photography, and stories.


I’m a writer, and am especially interested in stories about cultural identity among diaspora communities. My professional and artistic goal is to bring people from different cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds together, creating opportunities for dialogue among them and exploring narratives across cultures.

Half American, half Italian, I have lived in Philadelphia and Rome, and am currently based in Chicago.

–Gisella Faggi