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156 Megan Bruce – Military Sexual Trauma Movement

Megan Bruce is a Marine Veteran and talented artist, actress, and comedienne. The Movement is her current film project, but much more than a documentary. It is a way to change how Military Sexual Trauma is treated in the Marine Corps. I had talked with Megan Bruce for Episode 88 and 98, and learned a lot from collaborating with her. (Links to podcasts below).

We have talked off and on since then but never met in person. A couple weeks ago we tried to meet up when she came to my area, but things didn’t work out. Then, on a Sunday night, we had the oppurtunity to meet in Boston. I asked her if I could bring my recording gear and Megan said, “Sure, and I would like to talk with you about The Movement.”

I met Megan in a park in downtown Boston. It was a perfect night to be outside and I setup my rig in the part and we started talking.

Even before I hit the record button, it was plain to see that behind the smile, and the exhaustion from being on the road, there is an undercurrent of anger. It seemed that this anger, which has been building up for a while, has now found an outlet in the Military Sexual Trauma Movement. Megan began to talk about her experience with Military Sexual Trauma and why The Movement is going to work.

Military Sexual Trauma Movement as Megan described it is a group of people primarily made up of female Marines. These women have shared their stories with Megan and want to use their experience to make change to how rape is handled in the Marine Corps. Her film project is to capture these stories in a way that makes it impossible for change not to happen.

Listening to what Megan is doing and why in person made an impact on me as she talked about what we can do to end this problem. One can’t ignore the inaction from military leadership once you listen to Megan’s story.

I thanked Megan for her time and told her I am with my fellow Marines all the way. Semper Fidelis

Find out more about the Movement


INTERVIEW RE: OPEN LETTER TO MILITARY LEADERSMSTM Founder & CEO, Janelle Marina Mendez speaks out about the need for collaboration with the U.S. Military to solve problems surrounding Military Sexual Trauma (MST), retaliation and systemic biases. Over the last year the movement successfully lobbied and enacted laws in NYS to protect MST survivors and LGBTQIA veterans from both retaliation and discrimination. Throughout the same time the movement effectively created and organized an intelligence division that would go on to effectively protect service members from retaliation. Achieving a 0% retaliation rate and a 100% accountability rate, something Congress and the Pentagon failed to achieve in 30 years of debates. Watch, share and comment to support the MST Movement’s efforts to protect the social welfare of service members and veterans. You can help us #EndMSTDonate: EndMST.org/Donate

Posted by Sgt Megan on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Interview with MSTM Founder & CEO, Janelle Marina Mendez

Sgt. Megan Videos

One of Megan’s First Videos

A must watch
Megan can do a lot with comedy. People think Daisy is real!

Sgt. Megan Contact Info

Megan on Oscar Mike Radio

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