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Mariagrazia Buttita

A native Sicilian-Italian speaker, Mariagrazia Buttitta is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an author, a motivational speaker, a wellness and health enthusiast, and a passionate mental health and disability advocate. Mariagrazia holds a Master’s Degree of Arts in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey. Mariagrazia — the author of,Now I See: How I Battled Blindness, Mental Illness, an Espresso Habit and Lived to Tell the Tale, has also been featured on the Huffington PostMediumWriters Digest, and Counseling Today (a publication of the American Counseling Association), to name only a few outlets.

In 2020, Mariagrazia joined Rutgers Eye2Eye Peer Support Program for Vision Loss as a program promotion, outreach, and peer support specialist. Mariagrazia is a tireless advocate who regularly educates and speaks to college students and organizations about her blindness and her long-term battle with depression and anxiety.

When not working, Mariagrazia loves spending quality time with her mother, family, and friends, writing, riding her bike, exercising, shopping, hanging out with her Shih Tzu furry friend, Happy, and embarking on life’s adventures. Her one true weakness—espresso … and lots of it.

If you want to book, collaborate, or get in touch with Mariagrazia, visit her website at www.embracingyourdifferences.com and follow her on social media. Or email her at: embracingdifferences01@gmail.com

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Twitter: @eyeonacure
Instagram: @embracingdifferenceseyeonacure
or @mariagrazia.buttitta

Facebook: facebook.com/embracingyourdifferences
YouTube: Mariagrazia Buttitta

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariagraziabuttitta