Tenley Lozano dove the retired aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, encountering great barracuda and memories of the ship she’d been serving on six months prior.
About Tenley Lozano
Tenley Lozano is a former Coast Guard shipboard engineer and deep-sea diver. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sierra Nevada College and lives in San Diego, where she works as a ship design engineer.
Tenley Lozano jumped at the chance to become a Coast Guard diver, proudly passing the tests every prospective diver undergoes. Water knows no gender.
Tenley Lozano watched the Barque Eagle’s bow cut through the Atlantic Ocean’s night waters, which swelled with bioluminescence and dolphins.
She refused to believe that perception was reality. She thought she could change perceptions. Tenley Lozano writes about stereotypes in the military.
Tenley Lozano, a disabled female Veteran, describes the stereotypes and daily traumas of her service – sexual harassment, chronic migraines and PTS.