Andreena Leeanne is the author of Charred: A Survivor Speaking Her Truth To Inspire and a leading lived experience speaker. Having experienced great adversity in her life, from sexual abuse and mental illness to homelessness, Andreena is passionate about sharing her personal experiences to inspire others to speak out and make their voices heard. An expert in diversity and inclusion, Andreena is now booked as a speaker for corporate events to share her passions.
Passionate about empowering others to speak out, Andreena is a self-care workshop facilitator and shares her 40 years of lived experiences. A Trustee of Action Breaks Silence charity and an Advocate for Violence Against Women & Girls, Andreena hopes that sharing her experiences of suffering will help reduce others suffering. Using her passion for writing as an avenue for stress relief, Andreena is booked to help decrease absence rates in corporate settings and to help better the wellbeing of staff.
Andreena is also widely known as the founder of Adult Survivors Open Mic and the Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night, two events in which people can share their creative talents in a safe environment. Highly commended for her work, Andreena has also been awarded the 2018 Black History Month Role Model award and been shortlisted for the 2021 Positive LGBT Role Model at the National Diversity Awards.
A true role model of support and inclusion, Andreena Leeanne is now booked as a speaker for events. Hired to cover topics of personal LGBT+ experience, identity and the importance of self-care, Andreena inspires all to stand up for what they believe in and speak out about their troubles. Having coped with the isolation of being a Black member of the LGBT+ community, Andreena inspires all to be inclusive and ensures that the world becomes a more diverse and equal place.
Andreena Leeanne is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“It was fantastic having Andreena come into our office a few weeks ago to talk to our staff about her lived experiences, the impact this has had on her mental health, and her journey of writing poetry to help her manage what she’s been through. There was a huge buzz in the office after her talk and it opened up a lot of conversations about mental health and the importance of looking after one another. Overall it was an inspiring, emotional and empowering talk that gave us all something to think about, and we can’t thank Andreena enough for taking the time to come and speak to us!”