Figuratively speaking, Greek-American women have been without a voice since the first Greek immigrants arrived here as wives, sisters, and daughters--making no sound, proclaiming no existence.
But because we had no voice, no one cared to acknowledge the phenomenon we were presented. Greek-American women, possessed of a particular culture, living a special way of life, surrounded by a special set of circumstances.
Now, in hearing our voices on tapes and in transcribing them into this book, Constance Callinicos has helped us to find our voice --and now it is there for all to heed.
This is an important book. Read it. Rejoice in our collective, powerful voices.
Aphrodite Clamar, PhD
from the Introduction