This was not the post I had planned. Yet I saw a trailer for this that a friend sent me and once I saw this I knew it trumped the award post I have waiting in my drafts. You will understand why.
Military wives bare skin, souls, to
- Battling Bare facebook page gives military wives and families a unique way to battle the stigma of post traumatic stress disorder
Ashley Wise become desperate trying to find help on base for her husband who was suffering with PTSD. “I felt like streaking on the general’s lawn,” she tells Julie Bruck of HLN affiliate WSMV, “because maybe then a naked woman would get attention.”
Instead she started a photo campaign, taking a photo of herself with the pledge you see above written on her naked back and posting it online. Now over 26,000 people have liked the Battling Bare facebook page, and new images like the one Ashley took are being submitted every day.
Wise said her mission is to ensure, “that the stigma of PTSD goes away, and people talk about it. In talking there’s healing.”
To learn about submitting a picture of your own to Battling Bare visit: facebook.com/BattlingBare
Born To Be Wasted provided by the band 009 Sound System
Full Version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETe6cnv-a50
- Slideshow: Military wives go topless for PTSD (kdvr.com)
- Military wives go bare for PTSD (woai.com)
- Half Of PTSD Cases In Soldiers Remain Undiagnosed (medicalnewstoday.com)