G-MNMYEZ9F12 116297026472623 I am Vanessa Guillen, Sister, Hispanic, Woman, Army, Soldier, Death, Anniversary - In My Shoes Podcast

Episode 4

Published on:

24th Jun 2021

I Am Vanessa Guillen

You have all heard the story. Vanessa Guillen was a vibrant, beautiful 20-year-old soldier who vanished from the Fort Hood Texas Army base. With no real answers from the Army the family began a crusade to find out what happened to Vanessa. Tragically her remains were found on June 30 of last year, killed at the hands of a fellow soldier.

Hear her sister Mayra talk about all the family has been through to ensure Vanessa did not die in vain. Currently the family is working to pass legislation in her honor. Call your representatives and urge them to make her bill law.

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About the Podcast

In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson