Episode 11: Women in the Military

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like for women in the military? We know there are female soldiers. But what is it really like for female soldiers?

I took my curiosity to 9+ years recently transitioned veteran, R’Banney B., to hear her voice her experiences and perspective from a Black woman’s eyes.

Here’s what we discussed:

  • Female/male separation in basic training
  • The reaction she receives when people learn she’s an army soldier
  • What it’s like dealing with a menstrual cycle in combat
  • Stereotypes of Black female soldiers
  • How the military is being a safe space for women
  • The recent lift of the hair bans targeted to Black hair
  • Encounters with women bashing women
  • The differences between Obama-Biden administration and Trump-Pence administration
  • The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and recent policies for LGBTQ soldiers.



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