Athina lives in Kastoria, Greece. Possessing an inquiring and untiring nature, she has engaged in her local community’s social, cultural and environmental activities through theater and public relations management for more than ten years (as co-founder and project/cultural manager of Spasmeno Rodi, Kastoria, and through P.R. studies at Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences). Athina loves (or should we say, lives for?) creating art that produces a social impact. She has initiated projects about/for/with refugees and bone marrow donors, and strongly believes that by helping others, we can live a more meaningful life!
In 2019, the START fellowship program attracted Athina as a unique opportunity to broaden her management skills. Through her training and job placement at the Rostocker Frauenkulturverein (women’s cultural society of Rostock), her work gains relevant experience and develops an international perspective. In Greece, she seeks to open dialog about abuse in her community; aiming to raise public awareness on what constitutes abusive behavior in close interpersonal relationships and aiming to encourage abused women to seek help. Athina aspires to connect people through empathy, and, by making abuse common ground, to bring more women out of seclusion.
And this - she tells us - is only the beginning of a journey from pain into STRENGTH…