Reanae McNeal Reanae McNeal

Adjunct Lecturer
Women's Spirituality
Philosophy and Religion Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

MA, Texas Woman’s University

BA, Western Illinois University

Reanae McNeal is an activist-artist-scholar, award-winning international performing artist, inspirational speaker, acclaimed vocalist, oral HERstorian, visual artist, griotess (storyteller), performing art poet, and cultural activist. Reanae serves as an honorary board member of the National Sexual Assault Resource Center.

She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards such as: The NAACP Image Award, The Woman of Achievement Award, Women of A Stolen Legacy Award, The Peace Project Award, Black Treasure Award, and most recently the Dreams Scholar Award to name a few. Reanae has a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Political Science and African-American Studies from Western Illinois University and a M.A. in Women's Studies from Texas Women's University. Currently she is completing her Ph.D. in Women's Studies with a concentration in English and Rhetoric at Texas Woman's University. Additionally, she is featured on the national Speak Out Roster (Speak Out) of progressive speakers who are molding and shaping social change.

Reanae researches and lectures on The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, African Native American women (who are of both African American And American Indian ancestry), women of colors, and the interrelated histories of African Americans and American Indians. 

She has been a featured guest on numerous radio stations such as: National Pacifica News and Ebony Expressions speaking on simultaneous oppression and violence against women. In addition, Reanae has served as a powerful speaker on issues such as civil rights, human rights, international issues, health issues, Indigenous sovereignty, colonialism, and global women.

Her acclaimed award-winning one-woman plays centered on the diversity of women's lives have been featured nationally and internationally as testimonies to the endurance of women across social locations. Her ability to capture her audiences to see the lives of the marginalized has gained her the nick name of "Edutainer." She has used her storytelling to educate children nationally and internationally.

She has spread her message of healing at some of the most prestigious universities and colleges in the country such as: Dartmouth, Princeton, University of Connecticut, Virginia Tech., Grinnell College, Cornell University, and the University of Massachusetts to name a few. 

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Reanae's Weeping Blood Art Exhibit on violence against women globally has been featured at the International Conference for the Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma.

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