Who is VEP

I am a writer, a radio speaker, a freelance journalist and an illustrator. I have a “big picture” and “outsider like” way of perceiving things; I am clumsy, impatient, fast, artsy and with a powerful soul.

I was born in Italy – La Spezia, grown up in Genoa and studied and lived in many different countries.

My background is in Naval Architecture (Genoa and Nantes), and in Urbanology (Frankfurt am Main and Istanbul) .I use the spatial coding and research knowledge of my mind-set every day, it influences the way I think and perceive things, and I use it also to structure and work on my text and my art.

I mainly write about feminism and environment, sustainable architecture and urban projects, movies and books review. I write about food, too. I also like to talk about powerful, strange, misfit kind and “different” kinds of women: they inspire me. I especially enjoy to talk about what I talk using an holistic approach and unusual point of views.

I can speaks five languages (Italian, English, French, Turkish and some Greek) plus I knows a little Japanese and German, too.

Nowadays I live in Turkey, most of the time I writes and draw, also because this makes me feel good. Most of the time I also think about my new books, or about almost-impossible art projects, or where to travel or live next.

In the past, I wrote and collaborate with some Italian magazines, among them: Architettura Ecosostenibile, Bio Architettura, Casa Clima, Bioarchitettura e Cosebelle Magazine. Now, I write for Yanez Magazine, and this is my profile on Medium, where I publish articles in English.

I also used to write about vegan food and sustainability on my blog, Veganbul, and my cookbook on the same topic, Dolce Vegan, has been published by  Kolektif Kitap, in Turkish.

My latest book, “Josephine/  A  Pathway To Freedom“, has been published by Dixi Books in May 2018, in English.

As illustrator, I have been the co-author of the book “Ecological Community“, also published by Dixi Books in May 2018 (both in English and Turkish).

As radio speaker I am the co-writer and the co-speaker of  the radio program Ebedi Yokoluş/ Forever Extinct, in Turkey we are on-air every Monday from 19:00 to 19:20 on Acık Radyo (94.9), and we talk about animal extinction in a way you never heard of it.

In case you had some doubts, my house at Hogwarts is Ravenclaw.

If you’d like to collaborate with me, I accept collaborations as author, journalist and illustrator. You can write me at: virginiaelenapatrone@gmail.com

If you can read in Turkish, go and check my book Dolce Vegan, here.

If you can read in Italian this is my latest article published by Yanez, here.

If you read in English here some articles I published on Medium.

This is my Instagram account, a diary about thoughts and art.

I have a Newsletter that mostly focuses on feminism and environment.

Thank you for stopping by, Virginia.

Photos of the cover by my talented friend  Juls