MFA Thesis

If she isn't working miracles, what is she doing on the battlefield?

 
 
Women's Army Museum, Ft. Lee, Veteran's Day 2013

Women's Army Museum, Ft. Lee, Veteran's Day 2013

 
 

We are still asking women the same question asked of Joan of Arc;
If she isn't working miracles, what is she doing on the battlefield?

We are still asking servicewomen the same question asked of Joan of Arc in the 15th century. If she isn’t working miracles, what is she doing on the battlefield? On January 23, 2013 the US military rescinded the combat ban for servicewomen, but due to the fluid nature of modern warfare, female-identifying service members were already serving in combat-adjacent posts. Though, only through formal combat experience were certain health support services and career promotions available. The images within this body of work investigate nuances of the inadequate support faced by servicewomen.