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Celebrating Turning 18

By Lily Giambarba Casura
Sevent een years ago Wednesday, I knelt on a carpeted floor in a rented Seattle apartment, tilting a carrot cake I’d just finished baking and decorating with a big numeral “1” in grated carrots and a single candle toward a toddler I’ll call Eli, wobbly and uncertain on his feet, supported by his mother’s protective grasp. On Wednesday, Eli turns…
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In Memory of Colleen Mussolino, and Other Women Veterans Who Served and Suffered

By Lily Giambarba Casura
Military Rape Awareness Week only comes to life with the story of those who’ve survived it over the years. One such story is that of former Pvt. Colleen Mussolino, founder of the pioneering Women Veterans of America, retold below by veterans advocate Susan Avila-Smith, who continues Mussolino’s work with her Women Organizing Women. (There’s a “fan page” for Colleen Mussolino…
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