For two Black womxn translators, bringing Afro-Italian stories into English is an act of radical self-love and resistance.
Candice Whitney is a researcher, writer, and international-education professional, based in New Jersey. In 2016–17, as a Fulbright Scholar, she conducted research that explored how the diversity of African women’s entrepreneurial projects interrogates and challenges stereotypes about the African diaspora in Italy. She’s also the cocurator and cohost of the webinar series Virtual Salons: Discourses on Black Italia at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Whitney received her bachelors of arts in anthropology and Italian, from Mount Holyoke College.