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The U.S. Army has released a new animated video featuring the story of a current Army corporal with two moms who got married after one of them survived a severe car accident.
The May 4 video comes as part of the Army’s new recruitment campaign, “The Calling,” that tells the diverse stories of five different service members. The video also comes after the Central Intelligence Agency faced backlash for “woke” recruitment ads as the two agencies look to expand their applicant pool.
“It begins in California with a little girl raised by two moms,” the narrator, Cpl. Emma Malonelord, says in the video. “Although I had a fairly typical childhood, took ballet, played violin, I also marched for equality. I like to think I’ve been defending freedom from an early age.”
The video depicts a cartoon recreation of Malonelord’s life, including the moment when one of her moms got into a car accident that “left her paralyzed.”
“Doctors said she might never walk again, but she tapped into my family’s pride to get back on her feet, eventually standing at the altar to marry my other mom,” Malonelord says. The video cuts to a cartoon scene of her moms at an alter.