143: "Changing the language from 'dependent' to 'family member' is one easy way to make people feel like they belong." Connection & military spouse advocacy with Jennifer Barnhill
In Jennifer Barnill's research of studying the military spouse community, one theme stands out: the desire to belong. Although she can relate as a military spouse, it has become a sense of responsibility for her to collect data to support, represent and advocate for the military spouse community as a whole. She explores why pivotal roles within military spousal support organizations often go unpaid, how the word 'dependent' continues to send a negative message, the importance of finding connection no matter what - even if it's not with fellow spouses, and much more.
Connect with Jennifer Barnhill
- Learn about Jennifer's work as Chief Operating Officer of Partners in PROMISE http://thepromiseact.org/
- Disruptive Storytelling with Military Changemakers Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruptive-storytelling-with-military-changemakers/id1576261817
- 2021 Military Spouse Group Survey Findings https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2021-military-spouse-group-survey-findings-jennifer-barnhill/
- 2021 Military Spouse Group Survey Findings (Interactive Pictograph): https://create.piktochart.com/output/45112575-2021-military-spouse-group-survey-findings
- A Military Spouse’s Journey From Annoyance to Advocacy article https://thewarhorse.org/from-annoyance-to-advocacy/
- Future military spouse clubs must change to survive https://militaryfamilies.com/military-spouses/future-military-spouse-clubs-must-change-to-survive/
RETURNING FALL 2023
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In August 2022, Jen Amos' work on the podcast was recognized by Disney Institute and she was hand-selected as the only non-Disney employee to moderate the first Military Spouse Employment panel for the Veterans Institute Summit. March 2022, Jenny Lynne has voted the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. November 2020, Jen Amos was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! The show continued to collect award nominations in the following years. In September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. In November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show was a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. September 2022, the show was a Finalist for the 13th Annual Plutus Awards presented by Capital Group for “Best Military Personal Finance Content.”
Holding Down the Fort has also been featured in multiple media outlets including Military Entrepreneur (M.E.) Magazine, MOAA’s Never Stop Learning Podcast, The Leadership Void Podcast, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Sisters in Service Podcast, Get 2 Vet, Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio, Legacy Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, The American MilSpouse, VeteranCrowd Network, It's a Military Life, VirtForce, Military Veteran Dad Podcast, and much more.
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