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Anthropologist, AF Veteran, Lover of Farm Babies & Peaceful Seclusion. She/her. Research Director @ScoutComms #DrDowns #MoreWomenInLeadership #ReadHarder

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Joined Twitter 10/13/11


Mom! Something is eating my hay! https://t.co/A3nvhZdGQkDo you have a service connected disability? Has anyone had a conversation with you about reasonable accommodations?… https://t.co/A18QabH1na
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2/19
2020
@BrianBWagner My first thought is....that's not the way I want to die. @lclobrano @CadburyUSA Omg those things are soooooo goodThis horse made me so happy today! Photo credit to John Stacey and a big thanks for Aria and her peer support to ge… https://t.co/CLpx4UInuI @wusfschreiner I get those too. But these are actually people leaving me angry messages saying that I keep calling… https://t.co/rUFTLmI4Iq
2/18
2020
I keep getting nasty messages from people who keep saying I am calling their phones repeatedly. What is the deal wi… https://t.co/bOudCUwcOK @jkass99 ☝️This 100%. Thanks for sharing.
2/17
2020
Read this week's ScoutReport: Caregivers in the room, minorities looking for greater support from VA, healthcare is… https://t.co/x4BXkDkOYA
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDhttps://t.co/Sfk3KDvjSgWhen two great clients get together my heart is happy. You should know @soldiersangels and @Vets4Warriors right now… https://t.co/z0QXCRnTFL
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2/15
2020
He can't get any more handsome!! Love my guy ♥️ #GSSultan #Arabians #arabianhorse https://t.co/TIQXoJ7I4GJust hangin' with my valentine ♥️ #GSSultan #HorseLife #arabianhorse #AHAF ##Arabians https://t.co/D9yAx11P9Z
2/14
2020
Roses are red, Family caregiving can be isolating and make one blue, Let’s be more inclusive of family caregivers i… https://t.co/Zb5EjYPzKW
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhD @dr_katon @meggerber @LisaABrenner @MaureenElias2 @RMIRECC @ranielwy @Amy_Cohen @PatriciaResick @MelissaDichterhttps://t.co/ej0WvixTim @MaureenElias2 @kwilliams101 @rjpatty33 @Tammy_Barlet Beautiful!!Seriously @BernieSanders...demand respect from your people. There is a lot of odd behavior going on that is not hel… https://t.co/DSYBp2SbOu
2/13
2020
"Freedoms" in this statement is actually synonymous for gross corporate interests that keep your pockets lined in g… https://t.co/TLlX8q25rv
2/12
2020
It was great to attend the 2020 convening "Improving College Opportunity for Veterans and Service Members"… https://t.co/GuUhXUQYn6"Not all #Veterans are going to go to elite institutions and that's okay...but what we need to focus is that they a… https://t.co/cgJ2uGZD0NOur own Research Director -- @Biking_USA -- speaks on a panel discussing tracking, reporting & measuring service me… https://t.co/pbyUzW0yTp
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDI swear I am not sleeping 😂😂😂🤣 https://t.co/nV7ouSUsji"Veterans advising other veterans is critical to program growth. Trust is key" - @ElanaDuffy speaking about expandi… https://t.co/p9UPtzAvn1While at first glance, it looks amazing that VA is getting big boost, all of the other programs being cut, - Medica… https://t.co/reMJANZmYy
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2/11
2020
If we can bail out Wall Street and give tax breaks to billionaires, we can cancel all student debt in this country.
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDJust in: VSOs call on President @realDonaldTrump to push VA to provide benefits to 4 Agent Orange-linked diseases a… https://t.co/SWP2zqdyEg
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhD @Tooterbelle @lo_lifer It can be done!! I swear you won't regret it.Donald Trump is cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Donald Trump is cutting Social Security, Medicare… https://t.co/uBSNm7f4ep
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2/10
2020
@dr_seminnis @valor4us Ug. I'm really sorry @valor4us. The loss of a fur baby hurts. Thinking about you. @cbirch15 "Um yes. The space force is illegally blocking the accessible parking spots and needs to be towed immediately....thanks."2) This situation of retaliation is exactly why sexual assault and harassment is under reported! @AN_Goldstein has… https://t.co/xYpiax6oH01) Even if Goldstein has reported sexual harassment or assault more than once, it is moot to the case at hand. The… https://t.co/WueeoF3vZIGay Times | There are currently over 200 anti-LGBTQ bills being filed across the United States - @gaytimesmag https://t.co/qYn6sgCres @juanjoseiturbe @rsanderlin @thewarhorsenews @NYTimesAtWar got anything on this? This would be a good story topic. @Bree000007 @rsanderlin Your heart is clearly as cold as those dead fish you are holding. I bet you loudly and prou… https://t.co/oL5OxLvr3I
2/9
2020
When caregivers are included in their veteran's treatment, healthcare providers are able to get a full picture of a… https://t.co/Q2bXeEnYlS
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDPete Buttigieg... I swear to god, all of his lines are from those motivational posters on the wall in your high sch… https://t.co/6RJYJ4wgkM
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhD @zax1133 I wonder if it would be different if there was bipartisan support for impeachment. I hear what you are say… https://t.co/vD7QsQVjg8 @maggie_mae_mour I had horrible abdominal pain & flu like symptoms all through active duty...was never taken seriou… https://t.co/OKYU8qMkzVQuestion- Shouldn't there be limitations to a president running again when there is approval of impeachment proceed… https://t.co/5i11zmpOcfUPDATE: The House Veterans' Affairs Committee has now requested the VA inspector general to open an investigation i… https://t.co/5bLa8LJapA
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDThese debate questions are dumb. These folks are tired. I call a 3 week break from all politics. Vacation for all. #DemDebate #MyPolicy"Donald Trump is not the cause of all our problems...this has been happening for years". #Truth @AndrewYang #DemDebateWine. Computer. Remote. Phone. On a friday night it is highly probable that at any given time I will be missing at… https://t.co/Xrt4xyi3Bx
2/8
2020
Not going to lie. This week was shaky. But right now I'm grounded and grateful. https://t.co/xUcOsVwHWlThey bring me joy. That's it. So much joy. https://t.co/bsLNoP32W1Sexual assault & harassment thrives when those in power dismiss it exists and call us liars. We stand with… https://t.co/AozgoX6Xfv @SecWilkie mismanaged this situation to the umpteenth degree. We demand accountability. Sexual harassment & assault… https://t.co/Yv1tMOLk8MRead this week's ScoutReport: PTSD help comes in many forms, TBI becomes focus and more . . .… https://t.co/zlURGGmLQK
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhD @dr_seminnis Not going to lie...I canceled it 3 times before. But today I made it! I'm very fortunate to work remot… https://t.co/X5dBo4t4j6My intention is to be better about making my healthcare appointments. I was very close to canceling my #mammogram t… https://t.co/8XmFR30c5sHere we go again. Accountability and transparency is so hard for some folks. As veterans, we need to demand it. https://t.co/VilliGlSDB
2/7
2020
A little delayed but starting soon, legislative hearing with @Justin_at_SVA testifying (for the first time!!) for… https://t.co/5pCYJgPtEq
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhD @kwilliams101 Good call. I swear satan was unleashed when my 10 year old bonus daughter got an iPhone. I would pay… https://t.co/1ZBskjxeMk @r_aldoughli I like to bring in examples of collective action and grassroots organizing efforts and provide real wo… https://t.co/G3U1jdpoUC
2/6
2020
Soooooo how many congress people support this? Not that it matters...but I'm really curious. Such an insanely ludic… https://t.co/mmvVAwrs84 @JJ68467979 @davidaxelrod @BarackObama @realDonaldTrump Better pull it all out and hide it under your golden mattre… https://t.co/fVlfmxdNmXSo much of what was said last night were blatant lies. C'mon folks. Don't fall for your reality tv host @POTUS https://t.co/JPKy60MvRr @NoBuzzJoe @NoBuzzJoe the whole escapade made me so mad. The entire thing is a show of faux patriotism. Yet, so man… https://t.co/FbuZNdBMAo @MrsAngelaJolene @BernieSanders You are an idiot. @nikkiwentling This is nothing more than smoke and mirrors to the extreme degree...A faux expose of pretend empathy… https://t.co/kgxhGhu52d @megkabat The whole expose made me sick to my stomach. We are so much more than empty talking points to make politi… https://t.co/EEZRBJcsgRAn estimated 700 people are killed by gun violence each week in the United States. A new memorial — made of four g… https://t.co/VG4GnJwuwR
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDCan I tell you what a military reunion is really like? I’ve been through a bunch. I’m the SME. You wait. You worry… https://t.co/vdrX4WZaK3
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDHow the hell does fascist Rush Limbaugh deserve a medal of freedom? Wtf is going on? #SOTU is nothing more than a c… https://t.co/dpl3nSutuP
2/5
2020
https://t.co/s4sDLbnWLSNot sure why the link didn't post. Here you go: https://t.co/s4sDLbnWLSWilkie has a shitstorm to deal with He really made a bad move. 'He Was Implying I Was a Liar': What Happened After… https://t.co/3mK47sNPZi
2/4
2020
My brave boy! #GSSultan #Arabians #arabianhorse #horsesofinstagram https://t.co/OIQRioVB23
2/3
2020
https://t.co/eZzCW9UyU3 @coffeeshopjihad People are cruel! 🤢 @_pamcampos #moralinjury
2/1
2020
@laurenmla610 It should mandatory for every in office meeting to be attended by one or more dogs. When I have my ow… https://t.co/c7we0ZoDvL @hakeemangulu @hakeemangulu you are also one of those very talented and very intelligent students. Don't let an ivo… https://t.co/krODgEHNc5 @kwilliams101 This all the way ☝️☝️☝️#Postdoc opportunity w/ @VAPittsburgh @vaequity to improve care for #vets w/ complex, chronic health probs by optim… https://t.co/c39TW0h1pQ
Retweeted by Kiersten Downs, PhDWhy do soldiers take and circulate illicit pictures (including pictures of torture, hate porn, and hazing)? It near… https://t.co/LjVKrhVCGX
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1/31
2020
@AirieMermaid Can you follow me back? That might be why I can't DM you. I really appreciate it. @tulsatilly Ooooooooh! @farmerveteransBe still my heart ♥️ #snoozing #Arabians #arabianhorse #horsesofinstagram #mylife https://t.co/NbiP0MRMpZAdding a follow up on this thread with some good info I was sent. This is going to be a pain for the veterans...but… https://t.co/guiT1mVcYs @Ami_Marisol @lclobrano @FPWellman https://t.co/JeL44IjnNE @Ami_Marisol @lclobrano @FPWellman Hi @Ami_Marisol!! @FPWellman @lclobrano Haaaaaa!!! @AirieMermaid we are finally ready to interview for our craft beer piece with women vets. Can you shoot me an email… https://t.co/3KWSuNmHnVLove this assembly of impt threads from @TheSubtleNotes on the new @CNASdc rpt from @Jason_K_Dempsey & @AESchafer https://t.co/MR62jLdGEv
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1/30
2020
Mine is "I think we have some things to unpack" https://t.co/UMH9uXGkrN @kwilliams101 @DiaperFire @rockrichard ☝️☝️☝️@kwilliams101's next article topic! @DiaperFire @rockrichard Some heteronormative relationships."Despite the current strong economy, rising deficits show a “worrisome trajectory” for the budget. “Not since World… https://t.co/tOigbrUYlx
1/29
2020
"masculine norms associated with more severe PTSD symptoms..more detailed analysis suggests that the association ma… https://t.co/pjkeeY2c08
1/28
2020
@FPWellman This guys perspective is really toxic and damaging. Why is something like grief and feelings of sadness… https://t.co/XnyzsmtD5tAnother reminder: whether the US has "boots on the ground" is only kinda related to whether it is at war in a count… https://t.co/DkVzBngxgX
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1/27
2020
@CarrieWofford @BarrettBogue @POTUS @GIBillRights @advocate_mike @TanyaMAng ..and really the rule should be that lo… https://t.co/tpWqbAFw0e @CarrieWofford @BarrettBogue @POTUS @GIBillRights @advocate_mike @TanyaMAng The thing is, policy is often misinterp… https://t.co/mwBoTayrvD @CarrieWofford @BarrettBogue @POTUS @GIBillRights @advocate_mike @TanyaMAng ...yet voc rehab won't pay for a comple… https://t.co/HHliC6L2e0 @CarrieWofford @BarrettBogue @POTUS @GIBillRights @advocate_mike @TanyaMAng Voc rehab has a wide margin of differen… https://t.co/JgdqgxNPDF @AmberTozer @tomwmartineauWe need to admit we’re not the world’s greatest democracy—just as we need to admit we don’t have the best roads, in… https://t.co/Z1aKeUqNKk
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1/26
2020
@RealSamRogers @MaureenElias2 @POTUS I don't need to sway anyone with talking points...the writing is on the wall.… https://t.co/dukzUgthRk
1/25
2020

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