We are a global collective of

dreamers, doers, shifters,

visionaries and generally

people with guts. 

collective about us

Amsterdam  |  New York   |  Athens  |  Melbourne  |  Los Angeles  |  London


Our IN-HOUSE authors

kayla clements for guts and tales


Kayla is the founder/creative director of Una Volta Studio, a creative consulting and design studio that specializes in working with fine artists, commercial photographers, and stylists. She lives between Brooklyn, NY and San Diego, CA. 

Kayla is also the author of ‘Daytripper: 60 Days on the Road Exploring America’s National Parks’ - a woman-written, thoughtfully-designed coffee table book inspired by sixty days of #vanlife.

You can read Kayla's G&T-tale here.

elle arscott for guts and tales


Elle is a copywriter and digital creative from the UK. With a background in arts & museums, she currently lives in Athens, Greece where she works for a small marketing agency and enjoys the sunshine.




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Eleni Meraki

Eleni is the founder of Guts & Tales and Be Your Own Muse , coach, writer, hypnotherapist and multi-passionate entrepreneur with big dreams and a big mission; to inspire, aspire and empower you to live a life you truly enjoy living. She lives in Athens, and is often to be found in her other home town Amsterdam. You can read Eleni's Tale here.




How WE started

Together with my sister I set up Guts & Tales in Amsterdam whilst we both were working (very long days!) in the advertising industry. I was a video producer at the time and my sister, Stephania, was an account manager. We were living together and had this hour-long afterwork chats at the diner table. Both intrigued by the amount of colleagues and friends disliking their jobs this innate desire arose to do something about it.  We decided to bundle our talents and skills to create something of meaning in this world; to inspire and motivate people to stop doing things they don't like and start pursuing things they dó like. So many people seemed bored, frustrated and generally not happy with the lives they live. We believe that is such a waste of talent and it really doesn't have to be like that

We started off with stories in Amsterdam with a lot of support from our friends and colleagues at the time. Guts & Tales is now publishing tales from people all around the world; from New York to Athens. Our international team of collaborators is rapidly growing as we firmly believe that together we can have so much more impactful than alone. We all deserve to live a life we love.

Both my sister and I quit our 9-9 jobs in advertising jobs back in 2015 to embark on our journey of selfdiscovery and being of service to this world. I'm living in Athens and work as a mindtrainer, teacher, coach and continued my passion for writing by continuing with Guts & Tales and writing my first book! To be launched beginning of 2019. My sister, Stephania is traveling the world and working remotely.

I sincerely hope to be featuring your tale one day. Never stop dreaming, just start doing. And if you need an extra push... click here.


With love, 

Eleni Meraki & all of us here on the other side of fear.