About Athina


- Born in Patras in 1986
- Finished her Bachelor Degree in Greek Philology in 2009 (University of Patras), followed by a Master Degree in Language Studies in 2010 (Lancaster University, U.K.)
- Left her Ph.D. Degree after 5 years of study (University of Athens), for all the reasons of the world, grateful for the broad knowledge she gained throughout the process.
- Worked in the private sector as a creative writer, editor, and proofreader for 4 years (Athens, 2011-2015) but then, again, she changed her mind.

She reads and writes a lot. Really. In fact, that’s the only thing she has never stopped doing since she was a child.
Her personal literary efforts constitute a whole parallel universe where she experiments, transforms and transmutes whatever makes her feel provoked.
She always works in the energetic sphere of her eternal beloved, who accompanies her from life to life, from plane to plane, from one path to another.
But eventually, she had to overcome it and learn to live “without”.
Now she’ s free, she can wholeheartedly continue with her exploration.

“To begin with an A,
To finish with it,
With no circle having being made
But a whirlwind.”

A person breaking free from all kinds of bondages, a baby’s smile, a rain’s drop on our cheek, a magnificent sunset are common everyday experiences that leave traces of aesthetic pleasure on us, since time immemorial. It is not a matter of how many times we ‘ve experienced them, they continue surprising us with their beauty. No ornaments, no exaggerations, no complexity at all are needed here. These traces of beauty are eternally meaningful because they...

We write a certain text, be it a story, a script, a legal statement or a scientific paper. And it‘s true that we may have the copyright for every single word we use in it. But, if we would like to be totally honest, we would discover many voices, other people’s ideas and ideals portrayed in our work. This aspect of writing is so wide and subtle that, at times, we may fail to recognize...

Writing could be, first and foremost, a relationship: between us and the people who read what we create. It’s a dynamic process of communication and sharing that affects all the participants involved. In fact, I would like to think of this process as a walk of two or more people. We take our readers by the hand. We walk with them side by side through the end of our story. We make them understand, feel, or...

“Before anything, in your research project, pay attention to your hunch!”, one of our academic teachers and a field researcher used to advise us, during the methodology course of our M.A at Lancaster. And although there are many others across the academic sector who “detest” any kind of “introspection” in their research and methodology, I came to realize back then that there is an ultimate truth in this: You see, before any act of creation, research or...