Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Helen Benedict Discusses her Work on the Airwaves


Helen Benedict was recently interviewed by Allan Wolper on his on demand program Conversations With Allan Wolper.  http://www.wbgo.org/wolper

Helen has written extensively about women in the military in both her nonfiction book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women in Iraq, which won the attention of the Pentagon and the White House, and her novel, Sand Queenwhich NPR called “one of this year’s [2013] best novels about war. Her exposure of sexual assault in the military inspired the Oscar nominated 2012 documentary, The Invisible War.

A professor of journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Helen was named one of the "21 leaders for the 21st" Century by Womens eNews in 2013. She also won the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism that same year.

Helen was also on Huffpost Live’s #WMN hosted by Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani discussing the high unemployment rate, traumas and lack of services for female veterans.  http://huff.lv/1srKaKi

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