Leah Avene

Leah Avene is a Tuvaluan mother, musician, broadcaster and educator whose work focuses on personal, relational and collective decolonising.  Storytelling and narrative healing inform Leah’s writing, public speaking and therapy work, as a powerful way of reclaiming identity, healing trauma and resisting the dominant culture.  Leah’s work aims to scrutinize and dismantle colonised culture whilst celebrating the inter-generational resilience, resistance and strength of marginalised communities.   Leah performs music as Philemon, heads Co Cultural Communication, a collaborative cultural consultancy, and is working on the first season of Mixed Medicine – a podcast exploring mental health for people with mixed marginalised identities.