Kruse Corner

Veteran Author

Kruse Corner is where author and host, Lani Hankins, shares stories of the military experience, transition, and life after the service. Lani focuses on presenting the female veteran experience, while sharing stories of struggle, mental health, and rediscovering purpose in an effort to end the mental health stigma and prevent suicide. Founded in January of 2019, Lani has used Kruse Corner as a platform for helping other veterans break their silence and to bridge the communication gap between the military and civilian communities.

Owner Profile

Lani Hankins

Lani grew up on the Central Coast of California in the Santa Maria Valley. She served in the United States Army for six years as an Automated Logistical Specialist. She completed one combat deployment to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom); served as a parts specialist and vehicle dispatcher for a cavalry regiment; and was a member of the Female Engagement Team. After the military, Lani returned to school to complete a Master of Arts degree in Business and Communication with an interdisciplinary concentration in transnational and cross-cultural communication. Lani currently has three books available (only on Amazon). "Bottled Away: Confessions of a Struggling Veteran," which talks about Lani's military and transition experience; "The Gaslit Heart: A Story of Service and Survival," that brings awareness to gaslighting and emotional abuse; and, "Eased Pain: Poems About Surviving Domestic Violence," the first book of an upcoming poetry series.