I Survived…

My name is Johanna Leblanc and I am a Haitian-American immigrant. I had the unfortunate privilege of being born into a dysfunctional family that did not have the capacity to raise nor protect me. At a very young age, I was mentally, physically, and sexually abused by my mothers’ husband and found myself without a home.

Though deeply hurt and emotionally distressed, I decided not to give up, and I knew that I had to advocate for and fend for myself. I wanted revenge, and for me, that was through success.

Today, by the grace of God and the help of amazing mentors who He has placed in my life, I hold a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. I also hold a Masters of Science in Public Administration from Florida A&M University, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bethune- Cookman University. Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Laws(LL.M.) in National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law at The George Washington University Law School.

Although, I am building my career in the area of national security and living the life that I have always dreamed of, I want my legacy to be much greater than professional accomplishments. I want to be remembered as someone who cared deeply about humanity and inspired millions of people.

Therefore, I am writing a memoir to shed light on my journey and tragic childhood that is scheduled to be released soon.

My story is a testament that anything is possible through hard work, prayer, faith, and determination.

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