Marianna Alepidis

Life

The couple that figured out how to make a vegan souvlaki at home

A lot of Greek cuisine culture can be described in that one famous line from the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding: “What you mean you no eat no meat?” …

Life

Is psychological therapy still taboo in our Greek elder community?

It is almost inevitable that mental traumas would surface in a generation of people who lived through traumatising events such as war, poverty and displacement. However, until recently, asking for …

Life

Sarah Kokkinos turns secondhand shopping into an experience of its own

Five years ago Sarah Kokkinos saw a gap in the second hand shopping sphere after noticing a lot more trash than treasure in outdoor community markets. “I wanted to create …

Life

Greek Australian Zoe George tells us about life in Australia’s Big Brother House

Woodwork teacher, blogger and mum of two Zoe George can now add ‘Big Brother contestant’ to her resume. The Subtle Mummy blogger made her way into Australia’s Big Brother house …

Life

It’s all Greek to me: Growing up Greek without learning the language

As I made my way through 11 years of Greek school, I watched my class sizes dwindle down and the age gap widen. I remember sitting in my class that …

Features

Captain George Kailis unveils the reality of a career in aviation

For every pilot who has gotten you from A to B, there is a missed birthday, a missed wedding and precious time missed with family. Despite this being the path …

Features

The ethnic parlour: The art of creating the perfect ‘kalo saloni’ in the home is not all lost

I remember walking through my great aunt’s house when I was young, marvelling at the beautiful pink and gold (yet useless) rotary phone, that sat in their ‘kalo saloni’. The …

Features

Maria Benardis consulted the ancient Greeks to heal mind, body and spirit

Greek-Australian Maria Benardis is a chef, author and motivational speaker. Five years ago she moved to New York City’s neighbourhood of Hell’s Kitchen to further her culinary career. “Would you …

News

Young Greeks tell us what they want as new era of NUGAS begins

This year the National Union of Greek Australian Students (NUGAS) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The new committee elected earlier this month is lead by President Denise Serdenes and Vice President …

Life

Six years on: Little John defied the odds

In 2014 little John Metaxiotis spent 165 days in hospital before finally being able to go home with his parents. John was born prematurely at only 26 weeks weeks old …