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LESBIAN VOICES - SELDOM HEARD STORIES

TUESDAY 27 APRIL - 10:00AM 

In this interview Stonewall Lesbian Role Model of the Year Laila El-Metoui interviews 3 Lesbian authors and reviews their latest published work covering seldom heard themes which include older people; people seeking asylum and refugees; trauma survivors and LGBTQ+ History.

AUTHORS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Andreena Leeanne, is a Black Lesbian Inspirational Speaker, Workshop Facilitator & Poet.

She writes and performs poetry to come to terms with and speak out about her personal experiences with homelessness, mental health, childhood sexual abuse & the many other challenges she has faced in her life. Andreena founded Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night in 2015. She runs regular self-care and survivors' workshops 

Stonewall’s Black History Month role model (2018); Positive LGBT Role Model National Diversity Award (2020 shortlist)

Andreena is trustee for Action Breaks Silence whose mission is to end violence against women and girls.

 

Book featured: 

Debut poetry collection CHARRED, a survivor speaks her truth to inspire

 

 

Jane Traies is a writer, researcher and story-teller who uses oral history methods to bring to light the experiences of marginalised women in the LGBTQ+ community. She is the author of several books and articles about lesbian life, and of two collections of lesbian life stories.

 

Books featured: 
Free To Be Me, Refugee Stories from the Lesbian Immigration Support Group, (Tollington Press, 2021)
Now You See Me, a collection of older lesbians’ life-stories. (Tollington Press, 2018)