Keri Stroebel - Mrs Africal Finalist 2016 & Motivational Speaker
Mrs Africa Continental Finalist 2016 | Mrs South Africa Semi Finalist 2016 | Motivational Speaker & MC | Pageant Judge | Ambassador for The SA Depression and Anxiety Association.
Originally from Pretoria, I am one of 3 siblings. There is depression scattered throughout my family which filtered down to me as well. An often tumultuous childhood resulted in my own issues, and when I had my son, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. It was only after I started speaking to a psychiatrist that I realised I had actually been dealing with depression for most of my adult life. I am now based in beautiful Cape Town, I am a 32 year old wife and mom, balancing my time between my work in Digital Marketing, doing talks at schools, raising awareness for depression and anxiety, and raising funds for Dignity Dreams and the Nzuri Project, among various other charities. I have also been invited to judge various pageants and I am working on a mentoring program for young girls. It’s very important for me to raise awareness about the signs of depression so that it’s not left untreated.