Francia Ordoñez-DeFrancisco

contributing writer

Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be Italian

April 2018
In a world where people are judging by the color of our skin or the accent in our voices, be Italian. In our neighborhoods where families don’t always eat together and everyone stays inside, be Italian. At work where everyone is eating bologna...

Writer Christmas Wishes - Enjoying the Family Fun

December 2017
One of the best qualities about being Italian is the importance of family that is instilled from a young age. Spending time with family is always special, fun and full of food. There is also something magical about enjoying time with family during...


November 2017
Our Italian customs and traditions are the glue that holds our loud, hungry, happy, loving, and large family together. My great-grandparents, Nana Bucci and Nana Longo, taught my Nani and Papa the traditions and customs that have been passed down...