Posts by Mia Santarelli

Mia Santarelli

Mia Santarelli is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Based in eastern Kansas, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Italian Language Studies from the University of Kansas and received an MA in Art History from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Visual storytelling mediums such as photography and film inspire her to capture her own snapshots of the most unexpectedly beautiful places throughout her travels. She also has a passion for learning languages, fueling her desire to learn more about different cultures.

April 23, 2024

89-Year-Old Japanese Man Bikes Over 370 Miles to Visit Children Halfway Across the Country

An 89-year-old man named Mitsuo Tanigami set his sights on a mission—to visit his children Naoya and Sayuri. Although both are adults who live far away, he opted to take the scenic route by bicycle. Making the trek from Kobe to Tokyo is an incredible achievement, and the devoted dad pedaled a few hundred miles during his nine-day journey halfway across the country.

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April 15, 2024

Colorful Immersive Installations Celebrate the Unique Beauty of Earth’s Biodiversity

Environmental artist Clare Celeste proudly pursues art as an avenue to bring attention to the eight different ecosystems on Earth. Using hand-cut images of various foliage and animals, the artist cultivates an immersive experience. Her work provokes viewers to relish in the beauty of our ecosystems whilst motivating viewers to treat the natural world with kindness.

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April 8, 2024

College Students Raise $30K To Help Security Guard Visit Family in Nigeria

Friends are often cherished as the family you choose. The heartwarming friendship between students living in Raymond Hall at Providence College, a Catholic college in Rhode Island, and the building's security guard, James Mogaji, is no exception. A group of students who have grown close with Mogaji discovered that the school employee had not returned to Nigeria to see his family in 11 years. This stunned the students and prompted them to take action.

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March 28, 2024

25-Year-Old Announces Own Death From Cancer in Heartfelt Final Message That Inspires Gratitude

Happiness, heartbreak, and everything in between is stitched together to create the fabric of our lives. It can be hard to appreciate some of the more difficult moments as they're happening, but a 25-year-old woman named Daniella Thackray, who recently lost her life to cancer, has posthumously gone viral with a message of hope and inspiration that may leave you with a little more gratitude in your heart.

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