My Mission 

My ability is stronger than my disability.”

~ Luke Watson

“There are so many good things about Maria (her diligence, her sense of humor, her ability to continue even when she is a bit fearful, her capacity for friendship, her “let’s do it now” attitude), but as her creative writing teacher and mentor, I’d say one of the most remarkable things is that she actually listens to suggestions and, as a result, has become a strong writer in a very short time. What a great student and person! A life-long learner, I’d say. A life-long listener.”

— Lois Marie Harrod, poet, writer and teacher

“Strikingly original and authentically thought-provoking is an apt description of how Mariagrazia Buttitta speaks and writes. Mariagrazia has a remarkable ability to speak in a way that is unforgettable in presentation and richness. I have had the professional opportunity to witness the skillful way Mariagrazia connects with an audience on several occasions. Mariagrazia joined the conversation as a panelist at two distinct college programs entitled: THE HEART OF HEALING in 2012 and HOW TO LIVE YOUR BEST POTENTIAL in 2013 while attending college. The second program was initiated by Mariagrazia and was a vital topic for college students to hear. Maria received rave reviews from the audience for her ability to express a stirring portrait of what students need to know at the heart of their human experience with regard to life’s challenges. The commitment that Mariagrazia brings to an audience is professional, empathic and humorous in very meaningful and gentle ways. Mariagrazia Buttitta is truly gifted.”

— Professor Kathleen Pignatelli. Bergen Community College. Wellness Center Director