Shame and reluctance to discuss experiences with colleagues or support staff in a male-dominated career field often delay veterans’ seeking out help.
Minnesota’s Women Veterans Initiative works to support, uplift and defend the women who serve
“Veterans don’t ask for help. For someone to make the call and come in, it’s a big step in and of itself. I get some amount of respect and trust because I’m another veteran. … They know you know where they’re coming from.”
“I was naive when I signed up. I was so upset after I got that [deployment] call. I thought I was going to die. I wasn’t going to Spain. I was 19, and it was a lot to handle emotionally.”
Minnesota female veterans face unique challenges Chante Wolf was in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years, returning to civilian
Deanna Germain wrote about her experiences as a nurse at Abu Ghraib in Iraq