Diane Helentjaris’s writing celebrates the lives of the overlooked and unsung. She has published multiple magazine articles and a book of poems called Diaspora. Her work appears in the bilingual Greek and English anthology Glimpses of Our World and the short story international anthology Strife & Harmony. She was a 2020 finalist in the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities, a Medical Doctor degree, and a Master’s in Public Health. She lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband, son, and spaniel.