The Heroine’s Journey of Margherita Devalle

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Be free from office hours, socialize always with different people, speak through a microphone and at the same time realize that the audience that I’m speaking to is just around the corner.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? A life full of love and values, which can’t be bought with money and fame. It’s a common way of thinking but it’s so true. The more older I get, the more conscious I am about that.

What is my greatest fear? Little bees / To be not able to leave anything to my future children (I don’t yet have a plan to have children, but of course I do for the future). What is the trait that I mostly deplore in myself? Being hardheaded.

Which living persons in my profession I do mostly admire? In Italy, the dynamic and the irony of Victoria Cabello in the old “Victor Victoria”. I grew up with this TV program and I remember that in one of my first posts on Facebook (2010) I was talking about how disappointed I was about the closure of that TV show.

What is my greatest extravagance? To photograph with a digital Polaroid every person who came for a visit at my house (from my friends to the electrician). I collect those photographs in my private photo album, with name and surname of the visiting person.

On what occasion would I lie? When someone catches me eating Nutella with my fingers.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Nothing. When I was a child my father always told me that he loved his job (he’s a dentist and I officially broke his dream which was to see me wearing a gown), and now I really understand what it means to work and feel that your heart is really racing for your job.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Absolutely, when for the first time my radio program #LaFigliaDelDottore went on air, last summer.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I have a very looong list, but at the end, I think improve and work on our flaws is better than change them.

What is my greatest achievement in work? I have learned to take the bus on time in order to arrive and go on air without any delay… well my colleagues would say “it’s not true yet!”.

Where would I most like to live? In a very big house on the countryside. In a bright attic in the center of the city. On a tree house. The important thing is to be in Mexico.

What is my most treasured possession? My Polaroid album.

What is my most marked characteristic? Ability to act on impulse and be creative at the same time.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Metro, Tram, bus and of course the train station where I always put something down in my notebook while waiting for my destinations.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? The one and only “The Yard”, Milano.

What books influenced my life and how? I’m a serial biographies reader, especially of women who inspired me through the change the world of art. I think the two, which most influenced my life, are the one of Frida Kahlo and the one of Yoko Ono. But one of the book which mostly influenced my sex life was a soft porno comic (I can’t remember the title) that I read secretly when I was 13 on the last benches of the middle school. In the class of the greatest classics, I can’t forget “Lolita”, one of the best book I’ve ever read.

Who are my favorite writers? Haruki Murakami Vladimirovič Nabokov Yukio Mishima

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen to on my last day? Under this link you’ll find a 24 h playlist. One song for one hour from 1 am to 12 pm, for my last 24 h. The order is not random. (http://spoti.fi/2n5lrkb)

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Peter Pan

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My mom and my dad, who every day since my birth fight with the world and myself, to give me the strongest key to discover the life.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971), ET the Extra – Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982) The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001) The Others (Alejandro Amenàbar, 2001) City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, 2002) Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)

What role-plays art in my life and at work? It’s a first source of inspiration.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, and partner in crime? My favorite nerd, photographer, my best adviser, my source of inspiration…my boyfriend.

Whom would I like to work with in 2017? Of course, with my partner in crime; we are working together on some new projects.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2017? Alien.

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? I’m a very dynamic and creative person, for me every day is a new project, a new incentive; it’s my partner who puts me to the ground and tells what are the most viable options and on what it’s better to invest my time. He is the only order I love in my chaos.

Where can you see me or my work in 2017? Of course speaking in Radio Popolare and who knows… maybe in some other FM networks or even on TV 😉

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? God Save the Queen.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Samira Cogliandro, a funny creative and amazing dancer and performer but mostly a special friend.

How can you contact me? Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/margherita.devalle Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/margotmarguerite/ Mail: margherita.devalle@gmail.com My music webzine: http://www.musiquebuffet.com/

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