Therese Hughes had a kidney transplant 19 years ago and it changed her life. Therese is a photographer and a writer from California. Her exhibition is entitled “In a Heartbeat”, where she shows photographs and tells the stories of American women veterans from WWII up until today. In the podcast you will hear: How Therese’s family never spoke about her mom being in the US Navy How Therese discovered her own family history after both of her parents passed How Therese celebrates two birthdays: the day she was born and the day she got her kidney transplant How she now sees the world differently How women in the military don’t have a voice, never received honors, are not recognized How women who might look unremarkable have remarkable lives and stories to tell Why women chose to serve their country If, given another chance, would these women do it again?? Women in the military see themselves as peacekeepers. Therese Hughes is celebrating these women with her exhibition and book.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast: You can find Therese, learn more about her work and write to her on her Facebook community page:
Military Women: WWII to Present Project Therese Agnes Hughes’s LinkedIn page Navy Times The United State of Women African American Women from the Six Triple A Battalion Women in International Security Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery - The site for the Women's Memorial In a Heartbeat: Military Women: WWII to Present Project Therese Hughe’s Blog Thank you for listening, Have a really great day, And Stay Strong! Edie