Connie Osier

Connie Osier grew up in a small town in Maine, with eight siblings. Her dad served in the Army as a truck driver. She enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps to escape a bad relationship and was actually protesting the Vietnam War prior to this. Connie got assigned to work at an eye clinic. Eventually she got out of the service after being sexually assaulted multiple times. When her command reviewed the assaults, she was told, “boys will be boys.” Because of her military sexual trauma (MST), Connie struggled for years with substance abuse, homelessness, and depression before the VA would finally help her. She also found “healing” through horses and mediation. She now lives in California with her horses but still works hard on overcoming her trauma.