Annalisa Merelli

Features editor and social media strategy @NarrativelyNY, country editor @globalvoices. Italian in NYC via Delhi via Paris.


Learning to Move On in English


I’m Italian. I was born and raised in Italy, and learned to make sense of the world in Italian. Nothing like your language informs the way you understand life. That’s something I discovered a few years ago, when I moved to India and my life was suddenly forced to happen in English — a language that I knew, but was not my own. My new translated life meant that…


In 1993, I spent a lot of time playing RPGs. 

Or actually trying to figure out the rules. 


It was better than the Internet, I think.


In 1993, I wasn’t so sure about Dylan McKey.


In 1994 I was.


Dated newspapers & off milk


(Thanks, Margherita Stancati)

Publications edited by Annalisa Merelli

Adventures in foreign languages

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Cultural Dyspraxia

A collection of things that, while appearing different, are essentially the same.


Having to pee & knowing a secret


(Thanks, Eleonora Villari)


First dates & job interviews


Buses & public libraries


Rats & pigeons


Learning to Move On in English


I’m Italian. I was born and raised in Italy, and learned to make sense of the world in Italian. Nothing like your language informs the way you understand life. That’s something I discovered a few years ago, when I moved to India and my life was suddenly forced to happen in English — a language that I knew, but was not my own. My new translated life meant that…