Self-advocacy is one way that you can fight for yourself. You may already be a self-advocate, and not know it. Like most of us at one time or another, you may also be falling short, when it comes to fine-tuning your ability to be heard, and to speak up for your own self-interest.
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In one of my earliest memories, I’m sitting on the back porch of our little house in San Jose, California, conducting science experiments. These ‘experiments’ involved an array of Tupperware cups containing various amounts of muddy water that I would dump from one to the other. It was what my mom called a mess. But in my mind, it was science! As a little girl I was fascinated by the idea of understanding how things work, and using that knowledge to create something new and wonderful.