I’m Shanese-Anne – Activist, Speaker & Educator
Shanese Anne Indoowaaboo Steele is a dedicated advocate and change maker with over 13 years of experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a person of both Métis and Black Trinidadian and Carriacou heritage, she brings a unique and intersectional perspective to her work. Shanese’s passion lies in fostering connections between Black and Indigenous communities, both locally on Turtle Island and globally. She is unwavering in her support for LGBTQAI2S+ individuals and tirelessly advocates for victims of intimate partner violence. Her mission is rooted in creating inclusive spaces and opportunities for all marginalized communities, driven by a decolonial, Indigenous, Queer, feminist, and pro-Black framework. Shanese’s impact extends beyond her advocacy work; she is a published writer, with her insightful contributions featured in renowned publications such as Xtra Magazine, The Trent Arthur, Global Indigenous Youth: Through Their Eyes (Columbia publication), and the Nutmeg and Sage Blog. Her commitment to equity is deeply personal, as she hails from a lineage of community leaders and contributors, and she continues to amplify diverse and often silenced voices in her relentless pursuit of a more just and inclusive world.