Nonprofit teams up with military wife, mother to create Veterans Writing Collective

Group meets once a month

SAN ANTONIO – A local nonprofit organization has teamed up with a woman whose husband and son are serving in the military to create the Veterans Writing Collective.

Sarah Colby’s son, 35-year-old Stephen Thompson, is serving in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Japan.

"He’s an O-3, which is a lieutenant in the Navy, and he served in Afghanistan the first time,” Colby said.

Colby also writes about her husband.

"My husband is a chaplain, currently a lieutenant colonel, and we are serving at Fort Sam Houston. His last deployment was to Iraq from 2007 to 2009,” Colby said.

Writing helps Colby deal with time spent apart from loved ones.

"I feel like I’m a voice for all these untold stories,” Colby said.

After moving from North Carolina to San Antonio about a year and a half ago, she focused on finding a home for those untold stories. It's a place where military family members can express themselves.

Colby teamed up with Gemini Ink, a literary nonprofit, to create the Veterans Writing Collective. The group started in January and meets once a month

“I’m taking something that I value and giving others a chance to see it,” Colby said.

For more information on how to sign up for the next event, click here

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