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Confessions of an Army Combat Soldier and Her Quest to Expose Military Sexual Abuse 


by Amarin Trichanh


A Whistleblower Memoir


In I Am My Sister's Keeper, Amarin Trichanh details vignettes of her journey in the United States Army when at the beginning she tried to ignore and avoid sexual harassment only eventually to confront and expose it. Spanning thirteen years, including two tours to Iraq and one tour to Afghanistan, Amarin illustrates the numerous ways that the sexual coercion and exploitation of female soldiers was made possible at every level of command. A victim of military sexual abuse herself, Amarin advocates for the mental, emotional, and physical security and safety and women in the Armed Forces.

A Powerful Immigrant Story 

Amarin Trichanh, was born Tapee Vorachak on November 16, 1975 in Bangkok, Thailand, the youngest of three girls. She immigrated to San Diego, CA with her family through the refugee program on August 17, 1984, when she was 8, hoping to secure a better future for the family and a better education for her.


When Amarin completed her education, she wanted to repay the United States for her freedom and new life, so she enlisted in the U.S. Army after 9/11 at the age of 26. Amarin proudly served from April 9, 2002 to January 13, 2015. For the first four years of her enlistment in the California Army National Guard, Amarin honorably served as a patient admin. For the next four years, she served as an active duty logistics specialist and then as a combat medic health care specialist for the last five years of her Army career. Amarin has completed two combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and one in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). In addition to her military service, Amarin’s passion combines writing, learning new languages, arts, and crafts.


Amarin has dedicated her life to advocating for and inspiring others to follow their dreams and help spread love, peace, and kindness. She is also an activist for victims of MSA (military sexual abuse) and an advocate for the Me Too movement.

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