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Episode 44 – Where Do We Go From Here? A Military Spouse Discussion on Racism and Resources with Jennifer Brantley


Jennifer Brantley Episode 44

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Welcome to this bonus episode of Milspouse Matters!

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Coming on the heels of Episode 41, Difficult Conversations & How to Be an Ally to Our Black Friends, which talked about difficult conversations and some resources for being an ally to our black friends and the greater community, I thought it would be great to have a discussion of “where do we go from here?” as we all figure out how to move beyond hashtags and social media posts, in hopes of making an actual difference and combat racism in our corners of the world.


Jennifer Brantley of More Than a Mrs. and the DiscardIt podcast.

Jennifer Brantley of More Than a Mrs. and the DiscardIt podcast.

I am so happy to be joined on this episode by Jennifer Brantley. She’s a milspouse of many hats. She’s wife to an Air Force chaplain, but has definitely carved out her own lane. An attorney by trade, Jennifer has alternately worked as senior attorney at an Atlanta law firm, served as a crisis communications consultant for companies like the Georgia Lottery and the Archdiocese of Atlanta and managed multi-million dollar contracts for Nebraska’s Dept of Health and Human Services. She’s the founder of More than a Mrs. – a lifestyle blog for military spouses, creator of the FindMe Mobile App and host of the DiscardIt Podcast, where her motto is “You may be scarred, you may have been bruised, but your story isn’t over yet. “

The FindMe Mobile app was created in response to a gap in the military world for minority and diverse military families and the current climate. With each PCS move, FindMe Mobile connects minority military members and their families to community-recommended businesses that welcome both their dollars and their presence, and was lauded as a modern day “Green Book” by NextGen Milspouse.

I’m so thankful for her insight and willingness to discuss this important topic. Her wisdom and kindness shine through in how she relates to others, and I think you’ll find some great advice and resources. 

As she says on this episode, maybe some of us are tired of talking about racism and may feel like there’s not much we can really do about it. She reminds us:


Jennifer Brantley quote

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE ABOUT JENNIFER:

Her site, More Than a Mrs.

The DiscardIt Podcast

Find her on social media with the handles:

  • @fire_esquire

  • @more_thanamrs

  • @thediscarditpodcast

  • @findmemobile

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Military Family Town Hall

How to Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

James Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro

Fruitvale Station

Selma

13th (available on Netflix)


Milspouse Matters FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

Christian Military Spouses Facebook Group

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