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Johnnetta McSwain

Johnnetta McSwain, MSW, Ph.D.

Child abuse survivor, Emmy Award® winning documentarian, author, and international empowerment speaker


Born to an alcoholic mother and an absent father, the odds were unceremoniously stacked against her even as she drew her first breath.  By the innocent age of five, she was viciously raped and incessantly battered by her three uncles while in the custody of her grandparents.


From the mean streets of Birmingham, Alabama to the halls of academia, and from GED to Ph.D., Johnnetta McSwain, EMMY Award Winning documentarian, author, Life Development Coach and empowerment speaker extraordinaire tells it like it is with charm, wit, and wisdom to empower and inspire individuals to move from hopelessness to hope by becoming of aware of their cycles that impede their life and taking action to reach their fullest potential in their life.

Cover - Rising Above the Scars by Johnnetta McSwain
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