My name is Mariona Sanfeliu, I am 35 years old, and I am from Barcelona. My twitter handle is @marionaxs. I’ll try to give you a few hints of my life and endeavours.
I live with a ten years old foster child, who has been living with me since she was six. We are not alone, we have a lot of fun with our pets Canica (dog) and Mitsuko (cat). And I am vegan. It means I try to live in the most respectful way for other animals, and I aim to reduce their suffering by running a vegan lifestyle (not only in terms of food, but also in the way I dress, the toiletries I use…).
I am currently working on digital media as a sales assistant, for a Catalan digital news site (VilaWeb) and for a health and nutrition online magazine (Etselquemenges). I also write about theater and books for an online cultural website called NÚVOL (which stands for Network Updaters Volunteering OnLine). And I keep a blog called Inventariant (I like making inventories of anything).
Since I was a child I have been an avid reader, and I graduated in Philosophy at Barcelona University (UB) in 2002. Later I moved my focus towards the Information Management at Open University of Catalonia (UOC), an emerging field that has enabled me to work in libraries, archives, consulting firms, publishing and digital media. I have also been a member of UOCmeet, a community of graduates who meet to exchange their knowledge and experiences.
I am involved in several associations. First and foremost I belong to AFABAR (association for foster families in Barcelona) where I am currently the vice-president. I’m also committed with other associative projects such as Can Batlló, a collective cooperative self-managed space in La Bordeta quarter, which is run by the local community.
In my spare time I have participated in reading clubs, dancing schools, and choirs. And I have also devoted myself to leisure education for ten years and volunteered for an organization that works for homeless people, the Centre Obert Heura. And last but not least, my daughter and I belong to Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia (this incredible Catalan tradition that consists in build human towers called “castells”, included in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2010) with whom we travel around Catalonia and abroad.
I am glad and honored of being the 112th curator of CatalanVoices this week!