A Native student's survival story turned academic journey: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT – StateHornet.com

Photo courtesy of Pauline Ghost-Perez
Pauline Ghost-Perez with her daughter, Wynonna. Ghost-Perez, Miwok and Oglala Sioux, says her daughter changed her life after she survived sexual abuse in foster care and susbtance abuse throughout her adult life. Now, Ghost-Perez hopes to make a difference and help children in foster care.
Emma Hall

Content warning: this episode of State Hornet Spotlight features mentions of sexual abuse, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and substance abuse 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor Emma Hall talks with Pauline Ghost-Perez, a Native American Studies student at Sacramento State about her experience as a Native student. Ghost-Perez, Miwok and Oglala Sioux, talks about surviving foster care, fighting to end intergenerational trauma and the person who changed her life her 1-year-old daughter, Wynonna. 
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National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
 
WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support Line (located in Sacramento): 916-920-2952
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StrongHearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483 
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
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Photo courtesy of Pauline Ghost-PerezPauline Ghost-Perez with her daughter, Wynonna. Ghost-Perez, Miwok and Oglala Sioux, says her daughter changed her life after she survived sexual abuse in foster care and susbtance abuse throughout her adult life. Now, Ghost-Perez hopes to make a difference and help children in foster care. Emma HallNovember 24, 2021Content warning: this…

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