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S5E04 - Flip the script - Al Somers (RN / Veterans Transtion Center) pt2

April 17, 2024

S5E04 - Flip the script - Al Somers (RN / Veterans Transtion Center) pt2

In this episode of the Invisible Injuries podcast, Al Somers (ex Royal Navy) shares his journey of transitioning from a military career, "flipping the script" to becoming a stay-at-home parent. 

Al discusses the challenges he faced, including dealing with peers who didn't understand his decision and overcoming feelings of judgment and shame. He also highlights the positives of being a present male role model and father, emphasizing that it's not taboo to be in this role.

 Al's story serves as an empowering reminder that unconventional paths can be rewarding and purposeful.

Key takeaways from the episode

  • Embracing non-traditional roles   
  • Overcoming feelings of judgment and shame            
  • Being comfortable with making mistakes                           
  • Providing support to fellow parents 
  • Finding empowerment in unconventional paths            
  • Encouraging others to embrace change
  • Finding purpose and fulfillment outside of traditional roles   

Contact -  Al Somers
Instagram: Veteran Transiton Center
Help Lines Open Arms (VVCS) | Lifeline | RedSix app


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