Gigi writes personal essays and how-to articles and performs her monologs and stories. She’s also the former editor of Professional Artist, an award-winning business magazine for visual artists.
My Secret Father, Psychology Today, August 2015
stories from Siena, italy
A Signora and a Stranger. One day on an Italian bus, I reached out to help a stranger. Published in Oregon Humanities and Seal Press anthology The Maternal is Political.
What I Really Learned at Lella's "Eating School." This is the story of how I learned to eat in Italy.
My Italian Haircut, Sometimes all it takes is one good haircut to change your life. Performed at Curious Comedy, Portland, Oregon.
Dimmi Tutti: Tell Me Everything. A mother and daughter walk to school in a medieval city.
stories from Portland, Oregon
Say His Name, PoemMemoirStory, Issue 12 and Glimmer Train honorable mention
The Russian Lesson is a three-minute scene excerpted from a staged reading of a play I wrote. It was performed at Performance Works Northwest by actors Michael Rohd (as Stepan) and Carolyn de Lorenzo (as Sophie). Nancy Wilson reads stage directions and Ted Schultz plays the father. The scene takes place in Crasukis, Russia in 1910, moments before Sophie has to abandon her beloved and forbidden Russian tutor for the promise of America.
Photo by Sophie Broide