Greta ‘Person of the Year’ in Florence

Not only has climate activist Greta Thunberg been recognized as “Person of the Year” by Time magazine, she is the subject of an empowerment mural in Florence’s piazza delle Belle Arti, close to the Accademia Gallery.

There, in addition to her signature blonde braids, under a yellow raincoat Greta is wearing a pullover with the “S” of Superman, and she is winking.  Above Greta is the phrase (in Italian): THE FUTURE IS NOW.  The work, created by the #Lediesis street art collective, coveys the powerful message that Greta is stands for as the creator of “Fridays for Future” which has seen hundreds of thousands of young people all over the world take to the streets to raise awareness regarding global warming and to create a movement so that the situation can undergo a positive transformation.  (rosanna cirigliano)

To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.