Tanya Maria Geritsidou

Tanya Maria Geritsidou (in Greek: Τάνυα Μαρία Γεριτσίδου) (born 1978) (nom de plume Tantz Aerine) is a Greek psychopedagogue, artist, author, publisher and activist. She invests in the cultivation of the humanitarian and philhellenic spirit through legal action of international range, literature and scripts, as well as art works.

Early lifeEdit

Geritsidou was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and grew up in Athens, Greece from age four. Her mother was Olga G. Yeritsidou. She raised her daughter with a strong sense of social responsibility and independence. Her mother emphasized the value of a sociopolitical identity as a means to self-actualization, and as a guarantee of valuing global heritage.

She has degrees in psychology and education. Her focus was on the effect of fear in awareness, critical thought and memory. She has contributed to the development of educational methods for overcoming learning difficulties and the development of intelligence and motivation.

She wrote language learning textbooks, grammar textbooks and composition textbooks.[1] As a psychopedagogue, she has used art therapy and role playing as well as other methods of fear dissipation and confidence bolstering. She created award-winning theatrical plays and songs for children and adolescents. She designed a prototype composite class of non-similar children (in age and educational levels) and the method of introducing new learning objectives to it. Her goal was to prepare them for healthy inclusion in society and to cultivate the ability to adjust while developing intelligence and maturity, according to the principles of Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development (ZPD), along with the removal of inhibitions in intelligence developed initially by her mother.om

She owns Mindpower, a small press publishing house.[citation needed]


Aside from her scholarly work, she has written fiction.[2][3] She wrote the is fantasy trilogy The Art of Veiling, the novel Wood to Glass and several short stories and vignettes.[4][5] She wrote scripts for short films and theatrical plays awarded for their innovative nature.

She is attempting to spread the modern Greek spirit, culture and history, including modern Greek history, especially the actions of the Greeks during WWII. Geritsidou creates webcomics and accompanying informative articles.[6]


She learned to be an activist from her mother. She acquired basic knowledge on local and international law via self teaching, scientific research ouland[check spelling] life experience. She found that average citizens can file complaints with the International Criminal Court (ICC) when crimes are large scale and committed by a’ government.[7] In October 2011, Geritsidou and her mother filed a complaint[8] against the Papandreou government, reporting crimes against humanity and genocide, becoming the first Greek citizens and European non-ranked citizens to file against the Memorandum[clarification needed] and related policies. This action was supported by the Greek people and the Greek Diaspora, but was rejected by political circles in Greece.[9] As a result of this complaint, the ICC prosecutor opened a file for gathering evidence, stating that when the evidence is compelling, the ICC would intervene, validating the admissibility of this move.[10] Two additional complaints were filed by other Greek citizens.[11][12]


  1. ^ "MindPower, γραμματική, ξενόγλωσση εκπαίδευση, ξενόγλωσσα βιβλία, ελληνική αγγλική γραμματική, αγγλική γραμματική, αγγλική έκθεση, ασκήσεις αγγλικής γραμματικής, εκθεσιολόγιο, εκδόσεις, αγγλικές εκδόσεις, φανταστική λογοτεχνία, φανταστικό μυθιστόρημα, ψυχοκοινωνικά, ψυχοκοινωνική μελέτη, κοινωνικές μελέτες,διηγήματα, gr". Mindpower.gr. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  2. ^ The Art of Veiling: Awareness (book) by Tantz Aerine on AuthorsDen. Authorsden.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  3. ^ Tantz Aerine. "The Art of Veiling by Tantz Aerine - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  4. ^ "The Art of Veiling". The Art of Veiling. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  5. ^ "Η ΤΕΧΝΗ ΤΗΣ ΠΕΠΛΩΣΗΣ - Diavasame.gr". Archived from the original on 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  6. ^ "Without Moonlight on The Duck : Page Chapter 5, page 3". www.drunkduck.com.
  7. ^ "Human Support". Humansupport.gr. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  8. ^ Lowen, Mark (2012-04-24). "BBC News - Greeks seek austerity trial at The Hague". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  9. ^ "BBC: Αγωγή κατά της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης στη Χάγη για τη λιτότητα — ΣΚΑΪ". Skai.gr. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2012-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Greek Citizen Appeals to ICC Against Greece's Political Leadership for "Genocide"". Keep Talking Greece. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  12. ^ "Μηνύσεις για έσχατη προδοσία και άλλες πράξεις απείρου κάλους … | JusticeForGreece". Justiceforgreece.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.