Invisible Veterans: What Happens When Military Women Become Civilians Again, 1st Edition

  • Kate Hendricks Thomas
  • Kyleanne Hunters
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  • ISBN-10: 1440866430
  • ISBN-13: 9781440866432
  • DDC: 305.48
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Combining research with narrative, this book exposes common threads of lived experience and reviews the latest data on military women and their healthy reintegration into civilian society. Female veterans share their stories of seeking to be seen in a culture where they don't quite fit and their struggles to find community and friendship. Some were the first women in US history to fight during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. How and where, for example, does a female combat Marine find her tribe once she leaves the service? Through stories of these courageous yet entirely human women, readers learn about the experiences of a new and often forgotten generation of veterans; the challenges surrounding family and career choices that millions of American women face; and ultimately, about sacrifice, resiliency, loss, and love. For readers interested in female veterans and women's health/mental health issues, and psychology, health, and social work researchers, students, and professionals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Issues Facing Women Veterans.
1: No One Understands Us: Mapping Experiences of Women in the U.S. Military.
2: Listening for Home.
3: Health Issues Facing Women Veterans.
4: A Holistic Look at Women Veterans and Employment.
5: Leaning In and Getting Seen.
6: Belonging and Support for Servicewomen.
7: Finding My Voice as a Female Veteran.
Populations of Women Veterans.
8: Across the Eras: Experiences of Older Women Veterans.
9: Taking a Knee.
10: Queering the Warrior Archetype: LGBTQ Servicewomen.
11: Beyond Invisible: Justice Involved Women Veterans.
12: Military Sexual Trauma Survivors in Transition.
13: Surviving.
Becoming Visible as a Woman Veteran.
14: [Re]Negotiating Citizenship through Military Service.
15: A Tale of Two Transitions.
16: The Power of Mentoring for Women Veterans.
17: The Way Forward: Successful Outreach to Women Veterans.
About the Editors and Contributors.