Today I'm thinking of Lt. Roslyn Schulte who was a United States Air Force officer killed in action in Afghanistan 10 years ago. She was the first female US Air Force graduate to be killed by enemy action and was posthumously awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Valor. Her brother Todd, another true patriot in my opinion, shared her story on Ep. 8 of Peace of Mind. I went to high school in STL w/ both Todd and Roz and remember hearing the devastating news. It inspired a line from my song GIANT, about some of the women I admire most. "She’s a legend In my old hometown Her story grows and grows Each time the sun goes down” #memorialday
A little late on this but wanted to shout out all the incredible moms who appeared on Peace of Mind this past season. Journalist & author Amy Westervelt, producer Katie Ross, activist & professor Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, artist & activist Paola Mendoza, Dr. Shanthi Kumar, attorney & advocate Rabia Chaudry, journalist Salem Solomon, and retired Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell.
New episode of Peace of Mind pod is called GIANT and it's about the women who often go unsung and overlooked. Here's a clip of my conversation w/ Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, Director of the Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative at CCNY. Get ready to have your mind blown. Listen wherever you get your pods.