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Link to Take Two interview with A Martinez on Take Two for KPCC


It was a dream come true to be interviewed about my @milfamdoc on @TakeTwoShow on @KPCC. You see, I have @NPR to thank for planting the seed for my project. A year after my (now) husband returned from Iraq. I heard an #AllThingsConsidered interview which prompted me to read Kristin Henderson’s book about military wives “While They’re at War.” That book began my healing process. And, it made me realize that if a book could help me, I could help others by making a documentary that depicted the experience of families during wartime. As a journalist for @ABCNews and a TV producer (for E! Entertainment), I could be of service by filling that narrative void and bringing to light the story of military family on the home front.

Fast forward and here I am with a gripping, emotional movie where I share my own story as I follow the resilient journey of two #militarywives during the Iraq War. It not only shows the challenges families face during war and what it takes to recover, but also delves into important issues such as postpartum depression and spouse suicidal ideation. It is an inspiring account of individuals seeing a need and filling that need to help others, of finding the strength to keep going in the darkest of times, and rising resiliently.

Now, you can hear the interview on Take Two at about 34:15 into the show.