Where in the world are you from?

The Mondetta Originals world flag concept lets you showcase your pride for the country you call home while our interchangeable sleeve patches let you recognize other nations or communities you are connected to.

I am so fortunate to call Canada home. It doesn’t matter where I travel to, touching back down on home soil feels incredible.

My nationality is Italian and growing up in this culture was incredible. Italians have a strong sense of pride that brings them together. From a young age we are taught to be bold, outspoken, have high standards and hold our heads high.

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

 

My grandparents and parents were all born in Italy. They came from nothing and truly built a life for themselves in Canada.

They set an incredible example for me in what hard work and dedication really is. They took risks, put their heads down and worked. I hope to always make them proud by the person I am constantly becoming.

 It’s important to me to continue the legacy of my family and always choose kindness, love and doing what is right over anything else. No amount of money, fame or success should alter how you treat others, because ultimately -that’s how you are going to be remembered.

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

It is important to celebrate where we have come from, but it is even more important to honour cultural diversity. Living in a multicultural country like Canada has made me appreciate other cultures & practices and its been such a blessing to integrate what I learn into my everyday life. That’s why I chose the Italy patch.

 

The other patch I selected was the peace symbol. Peace and love is universal. Loving and honouring those around is us so important. I love surrounding myself with people who have so much to teach me about where they come from, and what make them who they are.

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

 

I am the most honoured and humbled to learn about where the people who originated on this land have come from. The indigenous peoples have such a respect for the land, nature, the animals and spirit. To be born on this land of the original peoples means many things to me. It means to respect this land, the people and culture. I am humbled by their friendship and openness to want to share and teach their customs and traditions with me.

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

Photo by: Vanessa Mayberry

 

I am so honoured to be wearing Mondetta Originals. Their founding message resonates on a global scale more than ever.  In a time when nations and people seem more divided and global unity feels more distant, they believe the forces that unite us are stronger than the ones that pull us apart.