Military sexual trauma survivor helps others overcome abuse
By Colleen Flaherty
Killeen Daily Herald
It’s Tuesday night and Tammy Figueroa, outreach coordinator for the women veterans organization Grace After Fire, is leading a women’s peer support group at Bringing Everyone in the Zone in Killeen.
The meeting’s focus is on anger – how it can be used for good, and how it can be less constructive.
There is laughter and there are tears. Figueroa, an Army veteran, listens far more than she speaks. She volunteers personal information, it seems, only to identify with and encourage the women around her.