Cody is a writer based in the woods of Maine. After being discharged from the Marine Corps in 2016 with a Post-Traumatic Brain Injury, they came home to sort out their shattered life. Cody holds a B.A in English from the University of Southern Maine and is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program. They write and work passionately about post-military life and recovery to raise awareness on veteran’s issues.
In Your Own Words
This presentation explores the importance of veterans telling their own stories—as a practice of personal healing and as an act of challenging how veterans are portrayed in popular culture.
Mower shares stories from their published work, explores how writers like Kurt Vonnegut and Tobias Wolff have dealt with post-military life, and examines how the entertainment industry, especially in the Vietnam era, began to control the narrative of the veteran.