Maryann Makekau is an Air Force veteran, spouse of a retired member, and mother of two grown military children. She’s also an author and founder of Hope Matters. She attended the 2012 Military Experience and the Arts Symposium where, in a supportive environment of fellow veterans, she we was able to contextualize her experience surviving Military Sexual Trauma (MST) for the first time. Maryann talks about MEA and pays forward that experience in this article for Time.
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