“Fighting for the spotlight is tough, even when your cause deserves a voice. “What Does A Woman Veteran look Like?” embraced the challenge to bring recognition to a once “Invisible” segment of American Veterans - Women Veterans!”
“What Does A Woman Veteran Look Like?” is an original series of portraits with accompanying stories exploring the often overlooked segment of American Veterans - Women Veterans. Each portrait and story combination reveals their strength forged by military experiences.
“What Does A Woman Veteran Look Like?” began as a series of portraits, transformed into book form and now, with community support is in development as a series of exhibits and presentations.
James and Mara maintain their mission to highlight women who served our country on the frontlines in Afghanistan and Iraq and behind the lines as essential support to those in combat. Their military careers include nuclear instructor, intelligence, linguist, supply specialist, MATV driver, recruiter, and communications expert. Each sacrificing personal safety to defend our country.
With “What Does A Woman Veteran Look Like?” books and accompanying exhibitions, Mara and James Morrison introduce the public to this vibrant and dedicated community resource - Women Veterans.
Donate a book to your school or library so the next generations will read the contributions Women Veterans make to our national defense and those they make to our communities every day.
“Most of us don’t go around wearing Navy ball caps, wearing shirts that say what branch we served in. We come home, we take off our uniform and let our hair down and nobody stops to think, and ask us if we’ve served.” Stephanie A. Stone, Chief Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
“A lot of veterans come into my office and see me, and assume I’m just a woman that got the job, they don’t realize I’m a veteran,” Sylinthia Burges, Veterans Counselor, New York, Nassau County Veterans Services
What Does A Woman Veteran Look Like?
She’s a mother, a sister, a daughter or your neighbor. She’s a student, business owner or community leader.
Why we embraced this project
Click our portraits to read our story.