'The journey to wellbeing begins with self-care
and the journey to authenticity includes vulnerability.'
Lived Experience Speaker,
Writing Workshop Facilitator, Author & Poet
Andreena Leeanne is a Self-Employed Lived Experience Speaker, Writing Workshop Facilitator, Poet & Author of CHARRED: A survivor speaks her truth to inspire, a collection of poems published by Team Angelica in October 2020 and shortlisted for a Polari First Book Prize in 2021.
Andreena has created a variety of 45 minute presentations + Q&A which she delivers to corporate organisations, colleges and secondary schools on authenticity, intersectionality, equity, equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging from a lived experience perspective.
The multimedia PowerPoint presentations include poetry as well as real life examples of microaggressions and practical tips for allyship in the workplace.
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Andreena writes and performs poetry to come to terms with and speak out about her personal experiences with identity, homelessness, mental health, childhood sexual abuse and the many other challenges she has faced in her life. By speaking her truth, she hopes to inspire and empower others to speak and write their truth.
Andreena delivers writing workshops, performs her poetry at various events and facilitates an in-person and virtual open mic event specifically for the LGBTQ+ community (@PoetryLGBT)
The virtual and in-person self-care writing workshops assist the participants with identifying a motivation to progress on a journey of identifying suitable self-care practices for personal growth, exploring curiosity & creativity and freedom of expression through writing to avoid burnout, reduce staff sickness absence and increase productivity.
In 2020 Andreena was shortlisted for a National Diversity Award for Positive LGBT Role Model.
In 2021 Andreena became a trustee of Action Breaks Silence which is a charity focussed on ending violence against women and girls.
Andreena is a member of the Professional Speakers Association (PSA) and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
‘Think of a piece of wood that has been exposed to the flames. You may think of it as damaged – and it’s true it has been burnt and blackened – but it is still resilient, and much stronger after going through this process. Think of me as a piece of charred wood.’
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Self-Care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve ones own health. It is anything YOU do to take care of YOURSELF so you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well. Its benefits are better physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing.
Write Your Truth
It is important to share your perspective, tell your story and open up about your experience as we have all been through different challenges. Speaking and writing your truth can set you free and is a major part of your healing journey.
Reversing Negative Self Talk
Negative self talk is any inner dialogue that you have with yourself that may be limiting your ability to believe in yourself.
For example: 'I am going to fail and embarrass myself'
Reversed - 'I am proud of myself for trying, this is what courage looks like'