Veterans sharpen storytelling skills through new arts program

A few minutes before show time, Rose Feroah thought she was going to vomit.

“That’s pretty much a guarantee,” she said. “I am feeling quite nervous.”

Feroah, 33, was getting ready to tell a packed audience at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in downtown Washington, D.C., about being a Marine vet and a mom. Though she had been preparing for weeks, Feroah worried that her struggles with memory loss related to post-traumatic stress disorder would show up in the middle of her performance.

“I’m just really afraid that I’m not going to remember why I’m up there. I literally have moments where I’ll be having a normal, zero-stress conversation, and I black out in the middle of a sentence,” Feroah said.

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