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Our Stories of Hope and Challenge

Women Vets on Point would like to hear and share your story. Even though our journeys are similar in some ways, we all had unique experiences while in service, transitioning out, and after. Your experiences are powerful, important and valuable to strengthening the bond of sisterhood.  Over time, we hope this site will become a community center to connect women who have served. If you would like to share your story or learn more, please contact us.

Yaying’s Story

Yaying’s Story

In this video you’ll learn about: The beginnings of Yaying’s depression during AIT as well as experiences common to many who have served such as bad dreams, suicidal thoughts, and sense of permanence about her bad feelings. Yaying’s reasons for joining the military The benefits …

Esmeralda’s Story

Esmeralda’s Story

In this video you’ll learn about: Esmeralda’s challenges with mental health, common to many who have served, including nervousness, an inability to sleep, overthinking everything and feelings of anger The implications of ignoring or denying the problem including coping mechanisms like use of alcohol The …

The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall​

The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall​

Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in service, she traveled to over 40 countries and participated in the military photojournalism program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During three combat …