I first got introduced to the term “Seester” by my own sister. She was the rock, my mom needed while I was deployed to Iraq. She went through the emotional rollercoaster of deployment more than anyone because she was trying to tell my mom not to trip while not tripping herself. She is my sister or as I sometimes refer to as the original My Seester.
Anyway, when it came time to think of a name of my organization My Seester was selected. The name was not meant to be insulting but show love to the original Seester. The O.G.
My Seester is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that believes sisterhood/sisters includes any individual that identifies and uses female pronouns and that served their country. I won’t say all the benefits are opened up to said individual with a dishonorable discharge. Those restrictions are in place and this organization is not trying to change them. But, if you are part of the LGBTQ community and served My Seester would do its best to help you. The organization won’t adopt the famous, “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Instead, if you chose share that information great. And, if you chose not to share great, too.
I decided to take time to address this but won’t again. I feel it is insulting that a female who served gets treated differently because of her gender and sexual identity. To me that individual simply put is My Seester.