Ona’s Story


“They said she was wild, that was how they interpreted it. They didn’t look at the way she was treated within the family. And I witnessed a lot; there was a real lack of compassion for her, especially coming from my mother. I now understand that she really had a reason to run away.” 
– Ona G

Ona Gritz talks about about her older sister, Andra, who was sent away to the Training School when she was about 12 years-old, in the 1970’s. As a child, Andra consistently got in trouble for running away, smoking, and “running with the guys.” 


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