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Month: June 2018

The Greatest Privilege I Will Ever Have is Bearing Witness to Your Truth

I am speaking from my vulnerable veteran heart that beats inside a masculine, white, straight, spirited adult man full of flaws and gifts to give this world. My gut has been churning ever since I began to think of what an affirmation of support to Minority Veterans of America would need to say. It was simply too much to express, and then I remembered one of my BVF’s (best Veteran friends) recently recounting a ridiculous…

“You Weren’t Born To Die, You Were Born To Live.”

“You weren’t born to die, you were born to live.” These are the words that were said to me, during a dream, the night I contemplated taking my life. I joined the United States Navy, in February 2011. I never would have thought that I would follow in my Father’s footsteps in joining the military, but I found myself, on the bus, pulling up to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. Stepping off that bus,…

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