Vanessa McNeal MSW is an award winning documentary filmmaker, national speaker, and 2x TEDx speaker. She is the founder of Story Maven Media. A nonprofit media company elevating social issues through documentary filmmaking.
At an early age, Vanessa experienced sexual abuse and neglect, ultimately resulting in educational challenges and a short time in foster care. At age 15, Vanessa was sexually assaulted at a college prep program and overcame the many faces of rape culture. Her life experiences have fueled her passion to educate, inspire, and empower others.