Eleni is a 30-year-old queer bilingual writer adjusting to life with Celiac disease, born and raised in the Bay Area. She wrote her first book at the age of five, penned dozens more stories, newsletters, and magazines (including one called Health Digest, despite her consumption of copious candy) for classmates throughout childhood. While a student at UC Davis she wrote for The California Aggie, with pieces that ranged from a dissection of gender roles in the movie Tangled to a weekly column exploring psychology topics.
After graduating she kept a bilingual blog chronicling her 14 months living in Montevideo, Uruguay. Since then she has continued to write about social issues and psychology while also working as a Spanish medical interpreter. Her mother Kathryn Stephanides is also a contributing author to Uncomfortable Revolution, having penned pieces on navigating life as a visually impaired person. You can visit Eleni's blog Lyfttales for musings and human interest stories from her time as a ride-share driver.