Radical Vulnerabililty, NVAM Exhibit: Malachi Muncy

The Radical Vulnerability Exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum. It features work by veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terror that explore their relationship to personal, political, and social vulnerabilities during a time of war.

Artist: Christopher Arendt
Artist: Edgar Gonzalez Baeza

Artist: Chantelle Bateman

Artist: Greg Broseus

Malachi Muncy joined the Army National guard in 2003. He turned 18 in basic and 19 in Iraq. After addiction problems and a suicide attempt, he volunteered to go back to Iraq. He turned 21 in Iraq. On his second deployment he discovered that he was a writer. Writing and art kept him from volunteering to go back again.

Malachi has also created a fun site with an awesome Gallery and other goodies. http://buttonfieldpress.com

It is nearly impossible to take addiction on by oneself. Honesty about addiction makes the user vulnerable to many all sorts of judgement but honesty is necessary for an adequate support. In order for people to help you you have to be vulnerable. War is an addiction that is harder to relate, but likewise it can be defeated through honestly communicating the experience. – Malachi

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