MST care, benefits updates shared at Legion focus group

Kayla Williams, VA's director of the Center for Women Veterans, spoke with attendees of The American Legion's Women Veterans Focus Group Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C.

Kayla Williams, VA's director of the Center for Women Veterans, spoke with attendees of The American Legion's Women Veterans Focus Group Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C.

By Cameran Richardson
Sexual harassment was a “chronic, if low-level,” part of Kayla Williams’ military experience. When she addressed the issue with her fellow Army servicemembers, Williams said their reaction was more upsetting than the harassment itself. They told Williams that she should have expected it upon joining the military and that she “shouldn’t complain because I didn’t want to ruin some man’s career. It made me feel isolated and alone. And that kept me from filing complaints. So that guilt over my silence is actually part of the burden that I bear today.”  (READ MORE)

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