Francesca Marra was born on 15 June 1986 in Lodi. Her origins are Calabrian and Lombard on her mother’s side, and Apulian on her father’s side. She has lived in Lombardy, Apulia and Calabria, travelling extensively in the rest of Italy and abroad for family reasons. This has allowed her to see and observe her life and the life around her in a different and mentally open manner, and although this has led her to grow up precociously, she has preserved her childlike eyes and heart, thanks to which she has discovered within herself a great fortitude, sense of justice and revolution, a strong empathy, an inexhaustible source of irony and self-mockery, and a tragicomic humour. She has always fought on the side of the weak and disadvantaged, the excluded and misunderstood, of all those who cannot defend themselves, including animals. She has developed a passion for dance, acting, drawing and painting, writing, singing, piano, music, and art in general. She is grateful for the artistic spirit that resides in her, as it fills her with love and joy, providing comfort and lifeblood in a world full of suffering.