Where Did The Greek Belly Dancer Go?

I know some of you may be asking, where did the Greek go Amartia? I see all your recent performances on YouTube and they haven’t been Greek Belly Dance lately. Your performances have been more Golden Age style. . Well, you just answered your own question! Golden...

Lesvos. What’s in a name?

I am a Lesbian. That statement may elicit giggles and shock from some, but I am. My family is from the island of Lesvos in Greece and by that, I am a lesbian. Now a big question that goes along with that, is how did Lesvos get it’s name? Is it really an island...

It’s All Greek Salt to Me!

My family is from Lesvos. It is an island very close to the coast of Turkey. To me, it kinda looks like the shape of a cave. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world (I know, no bias, right?) Almost every time we have gone to visit, we bring salt with us....

It’s All About the Baklava Baby!

I’ve gotten quite a few requests for this and since it is a Greek dessert and it is the holiday season. Here goes: My mom’s recipe for baklava. At least, what I am able to decipher and turn into an actual recipe as opposed to scribble and transform 1 cup...

To Break or Not to Break- that is the question

Plate breaking is something that I get asked about quite often; being Greek and a Greek performer. “Do you guys really break plates like that all the time?” Since it’s so popular a query, I decided to do some additional research and write a blog post...

The Stigma of Being a Belly Dancer

This topic has been weighing on me a bit lately as I have been asked quite a few times thing like: “Is your family excited that you belly dance?” Follow up with: “They must love that you are continuing the culture.” Well, to be completely...