A large part of my focus with The Trauma Therapist | Podcast has been supporting military veterans.
My father was a veteran.
My brother is also a veteran, and I’ve talked about his influence on my work a lot on the podcast.
I’ve had the fortune to interview many therapists (some veterans, themselves) who dedicate their profession to helping veterans, as well as filmmakers who create projects which bring awareness to the issues surrounding our veterans. (I’ve compiled several of these interviews into an ebook titled, Therapists Healing Vets.)
Today I have as my guest Stephanie Seldin Howard, the Director and Producer of the documentary, The Weight of Honor.
The subject of this film is a very interesting and heartfelt one in that it focuses on the families who care for their catastrophically wounded loved ones returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stephanie believes empathy is the driving force behind storytelling, something she attributes to her 25-year career as a broadcast news producer. The Omaha, Nebraska native is the recipient of a Los Angeles Emmy Award coupled with two additional Los Angeles Emmy nominations.
Stephanie has produced specials and documentaries for CNN, Fox News Channel, and Reuters as well as local coverage for KNBC-TV and KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. In 2014 she was awarded the Roy W. Dean Grant awarded by From the Heart Productions, making her documentary The Weight of Honor possible.
This is a pretty incredible documentary and the inside story about how the film was made is no less inspiring.