Taryn Davis

The American Widow Project

When Taryn Davis was 23 her life was tragically altered: Her husband, a solider, was killed in Iraq. In an instant Taryn went from an average college student to a military widow. As a widow, she felt isolated in the civilian world she once called home. However, she found comfort outside of her old world when she began communicating with other military widows. In the years following her husband's death, Taryn devoted herself to creating a community for military widows. She founded the American Widow Project to provide peer-to-peer retreats, counseling, and virtual tools for military widows. To date, the American Widow Project has provided resources for thousands of widows whose husbands died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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