Women who work in highly male-dominated fields such as science and the military often find it difficult to establish a place for themselves within their workplace communities. In this essay, I examine how two related online communities for military women enable participants to overcome their workplace isolation, form a collective consciousness, find positive mentorship, and develop a community literacy that affords them a voice through which to enact both personal and public change.
Hart, Alexis. “Inquiring Communally, Acting Collectively: The Community Literacy of the Academy Women EMentor Portal and Facebook Group.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, 2011, pp. 79–90, doi:10.25148/clj.6.1.009407.