Growing up with a disability has many challenges and it’s not something you can prepare for. Very often my parents and I felt like we were in the dark, not knowing what the next best step would be.
Somewhere along a journey filled with successes, setbacks, ups and downs I realized how much I had experienced. I made a promise to myself that I was going to take every opportunity to share my knowledge and life lessons.
In recent years, I have given many motivational speeches both in Greece and abroad, urging people to never give up in the face of difficulties in order to become the best version of themselves. My talks around the world are often accompanied by live drumming performances.
TEDX Athens 2022: The Great Unknown
At TedX Athens 2022, held on May 28, 2022, at the SNFCC, I revealed to the audience a Great Unknown: the power of will. Through my speech “Moving from Fear to Faith”, after which I played drums, I aimed to show to the audience how I turned fear from an obstacle into a driving force.
Hero Short Film: Lionsroar Drumline feat. Angelo Pentaris
As part of my effort to inspire others, I collaborated with Lionsroar Drumline Hellas, a nonprofit organization, and Haris Panagiotopoulos to create the short film “Hero” which is based on my life. The film shows the experiences of a young drummer and motivational speaker. When life wanted him paralyzed, he “got up” and, by spending countless hours in physiotherapy and training, managed not only to regain control of his limbs and walk but, ultimately, to make his dream a reality: become a drummer! The film shows that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to succeed. The project had a non-profit purpose. However, anyone who watches the film can find a link below and donate to the “Hara” foundation, an organization of my choice that accommodates people with mental and mobility difficulties.
Press and Television
Lately, I have appeared in many TV shows, such as “The 2Night Show” with Grigoris Arnaoutoglou, one of the most watched shows on greek television, and «Αλήθειες με την Ζήνα», a daily social show, which has been on air for the last 8 years.
In addition, I was a guest to podcasts, like Game of Money, and Pod.gr, and had had the opportunity to be interviewed by various online & print media, like Lifo, ERT, Gala Greece, andro.gr, Bovary, and Ratpack.
All these experiences have allowed me to highlight different aspects of my story, to sensibilize people around issues relating to disabilities, but also to insist on the importance of never quitting in front of the difficulties and striving to lead a meaningful life with purpose.
In the last year, I began a series of podcasts called “Limitless”, aiming to showcase stories of people that, through hard work and perseverance, overcome obstacles and go beyond their limits. The “Limitless” podcasts are broadcasted by Streamee, a new rich audio environment available on mobile or computer, which offers free access to radio stations by category, music productions according to your current mood, podcasts, DJ exclusive mixes, and many more.
Moving from Fear to Faith
Unlocking your inner Potential