In my early twenties and incredibly early in my career, I often judged other women in my field, especially if they did not fit the typical aircrew mold. I desperately wanted to fit in as “one of the guys.’ But the truth is, I was in survival mode. … More From Assimilation to Pathfinder: A Personal Evolution in Advocating for Women’s Issues in a Male-Dominated Field
“Never did I dream that my last fight in the military would be fighting for myself.” … More Finding My Horizon: falling through the cracks of the military mental health care system.
Roughly 45% of African American service members and 3% of Caucasian service members are affected by pseudofolliculitis barbai (PFB), PFB “is a common inflammatory condition of the face and neck caused by shaving in predisposed individuals who have naturally curly hair.” … More Trimming the talent; can changes to current facial hair polices help the Air Force with diversity and talent management challenges?
If the Air Force invested millions of dollars in their aviators training and trusts them to make life or death decisions in combat , then they should be trusted to work with their medical team to make decisions on whether they will opt in to fly and for how long during pregnancy. … More Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination in 2022: why the Air Force does not allow pregnant aircrew to make decisions about their bodies.
“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits….Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military.” Tucker Carlson … More Does the Air Force really need Maternity Flight Suits?
Equity in the Armed Services requires equity in caregiver leave. … More One leave to rule them all: how the military can create parental equality
#FreeTheBun … More HAIR POWER: How Four Airmen Changed Policy
A strange feeling came over me and I thought to myself, “Is this the odd feeling that women talk about?” I looked around and realized there was only one other male Airman in the room and, suddenly, we were the minority. … More PERSPECTIVE: I am the Majority
Current sitting height requirements eliminate 74% of black females, 72% of Hispanic females, and 61% of Asians females from becoming Air Force pilots without a waiver. … More Invisible Women: Advancing the National Defense Strategy through modernizing Human Systems Integration
“There is only one way to look at things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes” ~ Pablo Picasso … More I Believe You: Three Words to Inspire Cultural Change