Sunny Red Bear

Writer, community organizer for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, speaker, activist. Adopted at two days old into a non-Native family, Sunny Red Bear grew up on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota with an incredibly strong desire to know her culture and to seek out her identity. With a bloodline running from Chief Sitting Bull, American Horse and Crazy Horse, much of her identity is deeply rooted in her culture, which she has pursued wholeheartedly since her early twenties. Being a survivor of sexual abuse, she has now become an advocate for Native women. Sharing stories of finding her own identity, her journey of healing, and writing about her abuse has one main goal: to empower women.

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"Writing Was My Outlet, My Church": Poetry and Wisdom from Sunny Red Bear, Native Author and Activist

This November, Native Hope launched a movement of healing, solidarity, and hope focused on hearing and sharing Native stories. #StorytellingHeals is an effort to share more stories of hope, creativity...

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