Stars and Stripes – The military does not always do enough to respond to victims of sexual assault, according to a report released Tuesday, a week after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that he was lifting the official ban on women in combat. The report by the U.S. Government...Read More ››
SHOUT!: Art by Women Veterans was inspired by the notion that the arts encourage expression and healing. This ongoing initiative celebrates the service of the female veteran but recognizes that distinction is borne with issues specific to women. Our policies and concerns should reflect awareness to serve all veterans effectively and fairly.
Thanks to the artists and attendees who showed up for SHOUT! 2013 on May 8.
SHOUT! explores the intersections of art, community, health and healing as we address these issues.
Huffington Post – Just to be clear, it’s been a decade or more since I’ve gotten angry emails from civilian macho-men incensed at the idea that women could and should be allowed to take on combat roles in the armed forces. Many of the military women I know have...Read More ››
Tribune Review - For nine months, David Biernesser sought solitude. Like countless other returning veterans, the Marine corporal struggled to readjust to civilian life in late 2006 when he came home from a tour of duty in Iraq. By his own admission, he spent too many hours in bars. He...Read More ››
PBS – There are an estimated 1.8 million female veterans in the United States right now. Roughly 25,000 of them live in San Diego County. Women leaving the service have unique needs, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is working to keep up with those challenges. When veteran Tara...Read More ››