MIAMI WIRE   |

March 4, 2024
Search
Close this search box.

Unveiling Strength Beyond Silence: Rachelle Smith’s Silenced Voices – Stories of MST

Rachelle Smith
Photo Credited to: Rachelle Smith

Rachelle Smith: A Guiding Light Amidst Silence

In the tapestry of transitioning young individuals close to graduation, there exists a beacon of resilience, advocacy, and unwavering commitment: Rachelle Smith. As the host of “Silenced Voices – Stories of MST,” her narrative and platform transcend conventional storytelling, providing a vital space for survivors and allies alike. Raised in an Air Force family, Rachelle’s trajectory embodies the essence of service and resilience, culminating in her unwavering dedication to unearthing the silenced stories of Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

According to a recent DOD report “in 2018, there were 20,500 reported cases of sexual assault or rape among service members, encompassing 13,000 women and 7,500 men. The incidence of sexual assault and rape experienced a surge of nearly 40% from 2016 to 2018. Notably, the rate for women veterans rose by over 50%, reaching its highest level since 2006.

Season 1 is currently airing, with Season 2 set to begin, promising a groundbreaking start featuring insights from high-ranking military officers intent on changing the prevailing culture of rape and misogyny.

Navigating Through Complexity

Amidst the vast landscape of experiences, the journey for young minds close to graduation brims not just with dreams but with complexities veiled in silence. For active duty service members and veteran survivors of MST, the journey encompasses the weight of untold stories and unspoken struggles. Rachelle’s story stands as a testament, echoing not just the challenges but the resilience required to navigate through the intricate aftermath of MST.

Rachelle Smith
Photo Credited to: Rachelle Smith

Silenced Voices, Empowered Narratives

Rachelle’s podcast, “Silenced Voices – Stories of MST,” extends beyond being a mere narrative platform. It stands as a sanctuary for individuals at the crossroads, a beacon of hope for those feeling coerced into silence, and a compass for allies seeking to understand and support survivors. Beyond personal narratives, it’s a crucial space inviting Subject Matter Experts and prospective contributors to unravel the multifaceted dimensions of MST, illuminating its psychological, socioeconomic, and broader implications.

Championing Change and Resilience

Rachelle’s unwavering commitment to education and change resonates through every episode of her podcast. Her journey, marked by resilience and advocacy, mirrors the strength of the human spirit. It serves as a call to action, urging individuals on the brink of significant life decisions, survivors navigating the aftermath of MST, allies extending their support, and experts poised to contribute, to join in forging a path toward understanding, support, and collective change.

Rachelle Smith
Photo Credited to: Rachelle Smith

Connect with “Silenced Voices – Stories of MST” on Social Media:

Facebook – Silenced Voices Stories of MST

Instagram – silencedvoices.mst 

TikTok – @silencedvoicesmst

LinkedIn – SilencedVoices-StoriesofMST

YouTube – Silenced Voices Stories of MST

For more information and episodes, visit: www.silencedvoicesmst.com or contact info@silencedvoicesmst.com.

Share this article

(Ambassador)

This article features branded content from a third party. Opinions in this article do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of Miami Wire.