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Maria Hadjidemetriou

Real Estate Agent. Journalist. Mother. Author and Illustrator of Kids Books. Iron Warrior.

Maria is a real estate agent in her neighborhood of Tribeca in New York City, where she has been a resident for over 16 years. She is also a freelance journalist specializing in architecture and lifestyle under her trademark DowntownMom™.


She is in the process of speaking with literary agents for the children’s picture book about the urban landscape she wrote and illustrated with her daughter Julia.


In June 2017, the American Journal of Hematology published Maria’s inspirational essay about her thalassemia journey. Read it here.


And the Jordanian magazine Family Flavours profiled Maria in March 2017.

Read it here.


Watch her fascinating story below.