Over the last 4 years I have been volunteering for an International non-profit organization called Girl Gone International . My job as City Manager of Rome requires me to hold and organize events for women who have an international mindset. We drink wine, eat amazing food, give each other advise, see museum exhibits, and have a book club where we engage in literary debates over cocktails. First and foremost the company is a free online magazine for women who are living, working, studying or simply traveling abroad. There are GGI communities in over 130 cities in the world ready to welcome you. When a person has stepped out of their country of origin, and is without friends or family, finding their tribe can be life changing. The link below is a little interview about why I am involved in this amazing group of women:
Désirée Marie Townley
A native Oregonian, Désirée is currently living in Rome, Italy. She started working as a Costumer and Makeup artist in the Opera and Theater industry after receiving her degree in Dance in 2008. Work offered her the opportunity to travel beginning in 2009 and she hasn't stopped since. Everywhere Désirée goes, she seeks out artists and crafts people as a means to understand new cultures. Through their art and their voices, she finds stories worth telling.