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Wars untold and endless stories of women who defend Freedom.

Each episode our listeners get to meet a new sister-in-arms who shares her embodied experience as a military service member and her journey in and out of the uniform—from hardships to victories and everything in between!

Learn about HERstory of women's service and be inspired by their bravery, boldness and all-around badassery.

An award-winning podcast the leading media company for women veterans by women veterans.

Behind the service. Behind the sacrifice. Behind the Sisterhood. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freedomsisters/support

The Freedom Sisters Podcast Kerri Jeter

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Wars untold and endless stories of women who defend Freedom.

Each episode our listeners get to meet a new sister-in-arms who shares her embodied experience as a military service member and her journey in and out of the uniform—from hardships to victories and everything in between!

Learn about HERstory of women's service and be inspired by their bravery, boldness and all-around badassery.

An award-winning podcast the leading media company for women veterans by women veterans.

Behind the service. Behind the sacrifice. Behind the Sisterhood. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freedomsisters/support

    Lucy Del Gaudio: Personal Justice after Trauma

    Lucy Del Gaudio: Personal Justice after Trauma

    Lucy Del Gaudio is a superior women leader and advocate for change.  She has been leading the way in New Jersey for more than a decade and in 2020, stepped into the national spotlight after the audacious murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen.

    During her testimony to congress, Lucy boldly and empathetically shared her story of trauma and triumph.  As a Latina, she honestly shared the disparities women and minorities face while serving.

    We go deeper into Lucy's personal memories and honor her grandmother in this conversation.  She shares when she began the hard work of healing and committed to herself to live a life she could be proud of—a legacy for her family and our sisterhood.

    And she is doing it.  As a leader in our community, she works alongside some of the best organizations for women veterans, Minority Vets of America and The Pink Berets. 

    I humbly introduce this amazing woman to you all, Ms. Lucy Del Gaudio.






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    • 49 min
    JMarie Unloads the Truth about Domestic Violence in the Military

    JMarie Unloads the Truth about Domestic Violence in the Military

    An active duty Marine and activist is doing the damn thing and demanding reform and new policies to be designed to help military members and spouses find justice from Domestic violence.  

    A candid and passionate interview with JMarie who is tirelessly working towards reform for sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence and breaking the stigma of mental health in America's Armed Forces.  

    Tune in for a down and dirty conversation about why DV is plaguing our military force, how to report and seek help and most importantly to reach others who may be in a situation right now that needs to break free from the violence.  

    If you are in crisis call 800.799.7233 or 911. 

     ****Please listen with care as we talk about some uncomfortable topics and some language.  

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    IG: @_ItsEffedUp


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    • 41 min
    Fort Carson's Miss Colorado: Spc. Maura Spence

    Fort Carson's Miss Colorado: Spc. Maura Spence

    Spc. Maura Spence, a Katy, Texas native and an intelligence analyst with 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, won first place in Miss Colorado 2021 pageant, June 8, 2021.   

    Spence and the Ivy Team are hoping for a victory, but Spence maintains a humble perspective: “If I don’t win Miss America, I’ll still be Miss Colorado. Either way, I feel like I win if I get to represent my state and my country.”   

    We get to sit down with this incredibly kind, intelligent and amazing sister-in-service as she talks about her passion to break the stigma of mental health for military members.  An incredibly bright and compassionate young lady, who is fully woman and fully warrior on many fronts!  

    Tune in to hear about her journey into the military and her success in the pageant world as well!  Tune in on Dec 16, 2021, to see if she is crowned the next Miss America! 

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    Podcast Cover Art Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marsilia


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    • 49 min
    The Pink Berets Visonary LeadHER—Stephanie Gattas

    The Pink Berets Visonary LeadHER—Stephanie Gattas

    We are celebrating our 100th Episode with Stephanie Gattas, who served in the Navy 1994-2002 and after her own healing journey started The Pink Berets.   

    All month long TPB has sponsored our podcast and we are so grateful for their work in our community.  

    When women come to TPB they want to change their lives.   All services are free of charge to the participant. One reason that Gattas was adamant that there be no cost to the participants is that by simply calling to inquire about the services, they are already taking responsibility for their lives and treatment and that is enough good faith to trust they’ll come through the door and use the services being provided for free.   Eliminating the financial burden has proven critical to the success and empowerment of women veterans who come for the many programs and events.  

    The Pink Berets is a catalyst for women to reclaim what is rightfully theirs.  On today's show, we sit down with this fearless LeadHER and learn so much about the pivotal moments and memories that keep her motivated in the space.  

    From helping troubled youth to being a fierce voice in the justice for Vanessa Guillen—every moment of this conversation is empowering and enlightening.  Women are Warriors—listen in to find out more.  

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    • 47 min
    The Pink Berets Presents—Culinary Therapy: A delicious way to heal

    The Pink Berets Presents—Culinary Therapy: A delicious way to heal

    The Freedom Sisters Show is brought to you today by The Pink Berets.

    The Pink Berets offers many types of therapeutic techniques to help you process and come to terms with your experience, gain mastery over your reactions, and re-establish a sense of hope, personal efficacy, and control over your life. We use empirically validated trauma therapeutic approaches for PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, and Combat Trauma Stress. The Pink Berets is committed to educating and advocate for all women veterans who served in the United States military, by facilitating outreach efforts through various services and initiatives including culinary therapy.



    Culinary Art Therapy has many benefits such as gaining insight into one’s behavior, learning about social skills/ cues, Improved communication skills, Improved memory, attention and focus, and Stress management. People experience life through the senses. The more we use our senses, the more they mature and help us fully integrate into life. Stimulating the five senses leads to great brain development. Making use of our senses is how we exercise our brains. Just like a car needs fuel, so do our brains. Our fuel gets refilled by continuing the make use of our ability for touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. All of these senses get a work out in the kitchen.



    Deb and Juanita share insights about the program and other opportunities that The Pink Berets provides.

    Find out more: www.thepinkberets.org

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    • 56 min
    The Pink Berets: Dive deeper into therapy for women veterans

    The Pink Berets: Dive deeper into therapy for women veterans

    The Freedom Sisters Podcast is being brought to you by the Pink Berets.  

    The Pink Berets are committed to women veterans who are afflicted with PTSD, MST, CST and helping her heal before it's too late!  

    Women Veterans have a much higher likelihood of committing suicide than our non-veteran women, a price for freedom many refuse to talk about! 

     Kerri Jeter sits down with Ayana and Dr. Abney discusses how therapy coupled with alternative therapy methods are changing lives and bringing women veterans together to heal but most importantly to thrive!  

    Dr. Abney is the Pink Beret's Clinician and host of the Virtual Group Therapy Session to register email her dr.abney@thepinkberets.org

    Tune into this powHERful episode and make the choice to start healing today! 

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Customer Reviews

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Great Podcast with Relevant topics

I really enjoyed listening to women military stories. I'm reminded of my own military experience and how important it is to bring light to women who have served. In many ways we are a part of society that does not get recognized and this podcast makes sure that we do. Great listen and highly recommended.

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