Andreena Leeanne is a leading self-care workshop facilitator and lived experience speaker, formerly named as the 2018 Black History Month Role Model winner. Sharing her personal experiences of sexual abuse, mental health, LGBTQ and homelessness, Andreena is a highly sought after diversity and inclusion speaker for events, covering topics of personal LGBT+ experience, the importance of self-care and identity.
Having experienced great adversity throughout her life, Andreena authored Charred: A Survivor Speaks Her Truth To Inspire. Writing about her personal experiences with sexual abuse, mental health, LGBTQ identity and homelessness, Andreena hopes that speaking out will help others who are struggling. Sharing over 40 years of lived experiences, Andreena is also a Trustee of Action Breaks Silence charity and a Violence Against Women & Girls Advocate. Andreena is also a self-care writing workshop facilitator, using her passion for writing to help reduce stress and decrease absence rates within corporate settings.
Harnessing creativity as her therapy, Andreena coped with the isolation of being a Black member of the LGBT+ community by creating poetry to voice her challenges. Andreena has since founded Adult Survivors Open Mic and established the Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night, safe places for individuals to share their creative talents. Highly commended for her work in diversity and inclusion, Andreena has been shortlisted for the 2021 Positive LGBT Role Model at the National Diversity Awards.
Passionate about spreading love, Andreena is now booked as a diversity and inclusion speaker to inspire audiences worldwide to voice their truths. Speaking candidly about her own experiences, from sexual abuse and LGBT+ identity to homelessness and mental illness, Andreena creates safe spaces for individuals of all walks of life to share their problems and overcome personal barriers. When looking for a speaker who champions diversity, inclusion and equity, look no further than Andreena Leeanne.