military


The dwindling concept of ‘home’

My New Year begins with a trip to the train station at 5:30am on the 1st. I board a train, arms laden with bags, ready to relocate. Again. I’m heading for what will be my seventh country. I would not be able to say how many houses, but it must […]


Rape is not just a women’s issue

About the words that make us uncomfortable   Rape. Sexual violence. Those words that make many of us feel uncomfortable. Words we seem to be hearing a lot about lately. More and more survivors speak out each day, and find the courage to share their stories. Yet, these victims still […]


Because they would have done it for me: About leadership and safety

Have you ever heard of US Army Captain William D. Swenson? He recently received the Medal of Honor from US president Barack Obama for putting his life at risk to rescue other soldiers on a battlefield in Afghanistan. Not only did he run into the fire without a helmet on […]