'Served Like a Girl' Coming to NET World

News Release Date: 
May 14, 2018

For Immediate Release
‘Served Like a Girl’ Coming to NET World

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 14, 2018) – The story of female veterans competing to become Ms. Veteran America is told in the powerful new film “Served Like a Girl” to air at 9 p.m. CT, Monday, May 28, on NET World.

“Served Like a Girl” is a poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active to civilian life after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness and military sexual abuse, these inspiring women find ways to adapt to the challenges they face through participation in the Ms. Veteran America competition. The women work hard to prepare for the competition and recover parts of their identities they had lost on the battlefield.

The Ms. Veteran America competition was established in 2012 to encourage women veterans to recognize and support their sisters as they return to civilian life and face debilitating emotional, social and economic challenges.

More than a vehicle for shared recovery, the competition’s primary mission is to raise funds and awareness for America’s 55,000 homeless women veterans, a goal that resonates strongly with the women profiled in the film.

Served Like a Girl contestants

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Contact: MJ Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org

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