Filomena Gasparro has a fine arts background and is enrolled in Ryerson's Fashion MA program (2013-2015). Under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel, she is researching and writing a Major Research Paper entitled "Fashioning Life: 'Wear' Your Story," which involves the curating of an exhibition. Filomena's research and art practice draws on theories of life writing, gender, and material culture. Filomena holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (York, 2006) and a BA in Fine Arts (York, 2001). She designs women's clothes and plans to make wearable art.