A little about me
photo by Toronto photographer, Mohammed Sami
Maria runs a blog that has over 60K followers that you should ask her about in person.
Maria Vassiliou is an entrepreneur in the death literacy and grief advocacy space. Based on her lived experiences with death and grief, Maria has recognized a large hole in society's appreciation and understanding of mortality. As the founder of Philotimo Life, she works to influence social and educational policies around grief and bereavement as a way to modernize death policy and to support the overwhelming grief that will pervade society over the next generation.
She is a respected artist and photographer who is regularly invited to participate in artist's residencies around the world, with her work being featured internationally. She is presently the Vice Curator for the World Economic Forum's Toronto Global Shapers Hub, a member of the Board of Directors of the Panmessinian Association of Toronto and the Nightingale Centre for Grieving Children, and is a social strategist in the pharmaceutical space.
You can usually find her roaming around the city with a tea in one hand and a film camera in the other.
Her most recent adventures include completing the Scotiabank Half Marathon and venturing off to Crete where she completed an Artist Residency program focused on her photography work.