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Localization manager/translator and coach/intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about diversity management and intercultural communication, self-awareness and coaching, SFBT and NVC, languages, cultures, body art, dancing, self-empowerment, and, last but not least, vegan gluten-free keto food and good movies. How about you?
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Why Purple?!

If you could have a look at my closet, you would see something very similar to this Pantone, since I have worn purple every day since 1993. A lot of people ask me why purple. 

I started to wear in purple when I was 15. People thought that it would have been a "period", a silly phase in my life, like most teenagers, have about something at some point.
Probably I am still a teenager in some way since I have been wearing purple every day for over 20 years now.

[A wonderful purple Pantone with 30 different shades of 
purple, lilac, violet and indigo:
my personal version of paradise]

Some days I wear about 80% purple and 20% black, some days about 30-50% purple and 70-50% black. I wear only these two colors, besides some shades of gray or bordeaux now and then. 
Some days I am in total look, either black or purple, but I still have purple earrings or some accessories, my jacket, my glove, my purse and so on. The mileage may vary.

Sometimes I have dark purple hair, sometimes they are indigo-blue, because of my name. And because I always loved the Fairy with Turquoise Hair from Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio. Yup, we are talking about the original story, not the Walt Disney version!

[Gina Lollobrigida as the Fairy with Turquoise Hair
in Le avventure di Pinocchio by Luigi Comencini,
where she is called la "Fatina Azzurra", 
even if the right Italian name should be "Fata Turchina"...
well, I will not complain about it, sure thing!]

Ok, but why Purple?!

Purple has been considered for centuries the color of balance, originality, and wisdom. It represents the passionate union between red (hot colors) and blue (cold colors) and in some cultures and traditions, it is even considered a magical or mystical one, since in the past only people very high in social hierarchies were allowed to wear it because it was extremely expensive and therefore rare.

I can't help with being happy and feeling strong, beautiful and safe while wearing purple, and Purpleness just feels right to me. So don't be surprised if you are going to see the word purple written with a capital letter in some of my blog posts.

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