Cody's Books & Mother Jones. Kristin Henderson draws attention to the war story that goes unheard and largely ignored by most Americans in WHILE THEY'RE AT WAR: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront: the story of the men and women married to the military, those that stay at home while their spouses are deployed. This homefront experience, hidden behind closed doors until now, is told through the stories of two very different women at Fort Bragg, who are both facing their husbands' first deployments.
Jay Harris, Mother Jones' publisher, moderates the discussion with Henderson and Mary Tendall, licensed psychotherapist, contracted with the VA, working with combat trauma for 14 years.
Kristin Henderson has written frequently about military issues, including two cover stories for the Washington Post Magazine, where While They're at War originated.
A journalist, an author, and a military spouse, Henderson participates in the Marine Corps' family readiness program, the Key Volunteer Network. She is the Key Volunteer for the company in which her husband serves, passing information between the company's commanders and spouses and acting as a resource for spouses in need of help or service.
Mary Tendall is a licensed psychotherapist, contracted with the Veterans Assitant Center in Sacramento, working with combat trauma for 14 years.