What is your advocacy style? Some of us are outspoken and confident while others of us are timid and slow to react. Often advocacy comes with images of anger and confrontation but what if that is not the way we are wired? Can we still be strong advocates?
Michelle Sullivan, pictured above with her son, discusses her advocacy style and journey. There was a time Michelle did not believe her voice had any power but now she is a leader in the disability community bringing change and empowering others to do the same, all while staying true to her personality and true voice.
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“Finding Your Advocacy Style” concludes a 3 month series on advocacy. Listen to the series on your favorite podcasting app or on the LOMAH website. Episodes in the series include:
#61 & #62 - Inclusive Housing and Social Change
#63 & #64 - Inclusive Education: Overcoming the Resistance
#65 - Inclusion in Faith Based Settings
#66 - Advocating Against the Sexual Assault Epidemic
#67 - HCBS Settings Rule, Fair Labor Laws, & Advocating for Choice
#68 - The Need For Adult Sized Changing Tables
#69 - Self Determination with Complex Communication Needs
#70 - Do This Not That: Lessons from a Self Advocate
#71 - Political Advocacy: Yes You Can