ΛESVIA, The herstory of Eressos

By tzeli / On Nov.07.2021 / In news outview film festival gender lgbtqi Greece / Width

Ten years ago, I started an extraordinary project to capture our herstory of Lesvos. In more than 100 interviews of women from all over the world, I captured our stories, memories, love affairs and the relationship we developed with the local community. Since the 80ies Eressos has been our home from home, our place of freedom where we could experience our true identity without guilt or shame but with joy and celebration. Over the years more women have come and found peace with themselves, returning regularly to meet old friends and be part of the lesbian community that exists in this idyllic village. I was born here, on the island of Lesvos. As a Lesvian lesbian, Eressos became by inspiration and Sappho, in all her guises, my muse. Now I want to show the world the wonders of the lesbian herstory of Eressos and encourage more women to come and enjoy the place and the community that we love.