Fannie LeFlore is a Writer/Editor, Psychotherapist/Social Entrepreneur and Activist Leader/Developer of Healing From Racism Programs (www.facebook.com/solutionsHFR).
LeFlore has 30 years of combined professional experience in the fields of Writing/Editing/Corporate Communications, Education/Health/Social Services and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (1985) from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in Education/Community Mental Health Counseling (1993) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1995 and was also later certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor.
A former, award-winning journalist in mainstream media (from 1981-1991), LeFlore in recent years has been published as a freelancer at HuffPost, Medium.com and other online sources. She has emerged as a social justice activist and thought leader whose writings generate intense discussions via social media. Educational webinars she co-facilitates through collaborations, have resulted in diverse people participating in various anti-racism projects and responding to calls-to-action as systemic and community change agents. One of LeFlore's major accomplishments was serving as Co-Writer/Editor of “The Road Less Traveled and Beyond” (1997), a book by the late psychiatrist/author, M. Scott Peck, MD. LeFlore has also periodically taught writing and counseling courses for college-level students.