While most people have interacted with a male Veteran, it’s not as likely they have interacted with a woman Veteran. So, it’s not uncommon for people to naturally think of a man when they think of a Veteran.
At Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, we want to ensure women Veterans are represented in images EVERYWHERE male Veterans are represented. We want our women Veterans to feel welcome at their local VA medical center, and to show a broader view of what a Veteran looks like. To do this, we started our "I Served" campaign to capture our Women Veterans through photographs for our health care clinics.
This video is the behind the scenes look of our photo shoots and our participants’ candid stories and personal experiences on what it means to be a Women Veteran.