Ottavia is a journalist, a writer and a videomaker. After her M.A. in Film and Media Studies she has worked for different production companies and international film festivals. As an activist she produced and organised the first V-Day event in her hometown, to raise awareness on women's rights. She is also the founder of Film Voices, an award-winning project for film and television accessibility to blind and partially sighted people. She has studied, worked and lived in Shanghai, L.A., New York and she is now based in Milan where she works for Vita, the Italian leading third sector magazine and she is managing editor of Effect, the magazine of the European Foundation Centre. She considers herself a storyteller obsessed with social change.