Blue Nostalgia is the signature publication of the Veterans’ PTSD project. Blue Nostalgia gives us a medium to connect to our brothers and sisters, while allowing the civilian community a glimpse into our world. There are many of us who have experienced the trauma that comes with armed conflict, but there are many more who have not, and never will. We veterans hold in our minds and bodies the history of our wars, and if the non-veteran community is to grasp who we are, what we have experienced, and what we are capable of as productive citizens, we must tell our stories.
In addition to experiencing war trauma, some of us have experienced military sexual trauma or trauma outside of a deployment. The stories of such trauma and the growth associated with it needs to be told.
The media traffics in tragedy and often fails to report on instances of post-traumatic growth, a concept few are familiar with, and that is the aim of Blue Nostalgia; to tell the untold, the unreported. Writing about trauma and the growth that follows is not easy. We understand that. Know this: You are not alone! Anyone who writes about such experiences goes through this unsettling and sometimes scary process of reliving trauma. If you are up to the task, please join us here at VPP to help change the national conversation about PTSD. After all, if we don’t tell our stories, who will?
We are also in search of cover art, and a few pieces for inserts. Art work needs to be in an electronic format. If your art is in some other medium, a high quality picture may be considered.
Blue Nostalgia does not accept fiction or poetry. Please consider submitting poetry and fiction to MEA’s other publications.
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