Terra Incognita

Italian athlete Roberta Mancino is an award-winning wingsuit pilot, skydiver, BASE jumper, kick boxer, free diver, and part-time model. Having began her career jumping into thin air only twelve years ago (after forcing a friend to take her skydiving), Mancino’s fast rise to the top of the almost monolithically male world of skydiving and BASE jumping is no small feat. In the interview with The Avant/Garde Diaries, Mancino says that ‘the fear comes and goes but if you really wanna do something, you just gonna get over it’. Mancino embodies that inspiring, continuing drive and joie de vivre about those gravity-defying leaps of faith that would make most knees knock.

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