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Regina Louise    

Author & Child Advocate

Regina Louise is a sought-after speaker, teacher, coach, and author. Recently she was the recipient of the prestigious Christopher Award, given to producers for stories that “affirm the human spirit.” In 2019 she received the Jordan Award for service in transforming foster care through advocacy and the arts; the Community Service Award for Children and Families from the Seneca Foundation; and the NAIMC Vision Award for original programming that “reflects the lives, spirit, and contributions of people of color and represents the ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience.” She is the author of the bestselling memoirs Somebody’s Someone and Someone Has Led This Child to Believe. A Lifetime movie, I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story, is based on her life and was nominated for a 2020 NAACP Award for Best Director. In 2011, wanting to honor a pledge she made to herself as a young foster child and to support her teenaged son who was struggling in college, Regina returned to college and graduated summa cum laude from the California Institute of Integral Studies and then went on to University of California, Riverside, to earn an MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts. Regina’s work in the theater was nominated for two NAACP Theater Awards. Currently a Hoffman Process teacher, she also leads workshops and has speaking engagements around the country. She is often featured in magazines and on newscasts, including Good Morning America, PBS, BBC, NBC, CNN, NPR, HLN, and many others.

Speech Topics

Triumph of the Spirit

Importance of Child Advocacy


A planned adoption delayed — by nearly three decades - Home ...

When Regina Louise was 13 years old, bouncing between foster homes and institutions, she met a woman who was kind, who she could trust, and who she wanted to be able to call Mom. For Regina, that was a first. But the plan wasn't to be. At least, not right away.

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