Hello! ¡Hola! Hallo!

Déspina Kortesidou

An obligatory artsy-fartsy photo

An obligatory artsy-fartsy photo

was born with the April flowers sometime in the sunny Greek peninsula of the ’90s. She is a storyteller and a born adventurer, and has a soft spot for cheese, elderly people, and elaborate jokes, which she ruins by laughing too early.

(3rd person sound cool, bring it on girl)

Back in 2011, when she was a molecular biology undergrad, she created In Whirl of Inspiration, as a creative writing outlet. IWOI's theme-repertoire is pruned by her seasonal cerebral interests; nowadays, she explores the topics of human relationships, creativity, design and science. 

(breaking the 3rd person narration, snob-free again)

Thank you so much for reading! :)


"As a kid, I never managed to answer the “what do you want to become when you grow up?” question asked by well-intentioned adults. Nowadays I want to be the first pirate-astronaut; and turn my ship into a spaceship”
- Me, quote taken from cover letters for job applications (use with caution)

Meet the Team

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"When Harry met Julia" is a rising-magic-dj-duo, spending its time between Athens and Amsterdam. They joined In Whirl of Inspiration in the winter of 2014, after working for one year at various bars of Athens, but yearning to share their lists beyond these walls. 

These two pals create magic by transforming their (and ours) stories and feelings into thematic mixtapes. All their mixtapes can be found here or directly in their mixcloud page. You can email them at: whenhmetj@gmail.com

Praise For

In Whirl of Inspiration

Founded in December 2011, In Whirl of Inspiration shares freshly squeezed brain juice, in the form of articles, and covers subjects of self awareness, human relationships, simplified neuroscience and psychology, creativity, design and science. Our readers are clever, witty and creative women from all over the world, who love discovering new things. In Whirl of Inspiration (does not) receives 4.6 million monthly page views (no no no, lies) and approximately 1 million (someone to stop the transmission of false facts please) unique visitors every mo...(beeeeeep)


“A remarkably fresh curatorial eye… Plus, honest posts about everything will speak directly to your heart.”

- my Mom


“One of the Top 10 Storytelling Sites" and “One of the Top 100 Websites for Women."

- my B.F.F.


“The blog read by the entire publishing and culinary industry, on Earth and Mars.”

- a stranger on the street


We love getting emails from readers. Please feel free to write to Déspoina at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, and WhenHmetJ & Julia at whenhmetj@gmail.com. If you have a burning question, you can also take a look at our FAQ page, the answer may be waiting there for you.



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