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02/09/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Artists And Soldiers Team Up To Help Traumatized Veterans

In January 2006, two days before her second deployment to Iraq, 21-year-old Army specialist Suzanne Swift went AWOL. Arrested six months later at her Oregon home, Swift claimed she ran away because she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder--and because she'd experienced months of sexual harassment from three men in her unit.

Last month, you might have seen Swift in Chicago: not the soldier-turned-activist herself, but her portrait. The Justseeds artists' cooperative and Iraq Veterans Against the War used Swift's image to illustrate a poster about military sexual trauma. It's one of 20 prints the two groups created for their collaboration Operation Exposure, which raises awareness of the redeployment of traumatized troops.

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