Gwen J. 

Gwen J was born and raised in New Orleans and grew up with a passion for writing poems and short stories. She’s earned a bachelor’s degree in drama and communications with a psychology minor from the University of New Orleans. At Xavier University of Louisiana, she earned a master of arts in teaching for English education. She’s taught at every level of education and serves as a mentor to her students. Her inspiration for Never Give Up: A Guide to Being Resilient came from the journal of personal stories she wrote in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2015, her article “A Woman Rising Up above the Storm” was published in the Women of Wealth Magazine. She also received the Women of Wealth Award for Excellence in Education that same year. She is now a motivational speaker and certified personal trainer.
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