The Time Is Now

Whether you’re in formal discussions with a lawmaker or simply telling mom that you’re sick of peanut butter and jelly, self-advocacy is the very basic idea of asserting yourself.

“You are the person with the most at stake and thus the person who should have the most control over your own life,” Ne’eman says.

Remember that old phrase today is the first day of the rest of your life. Take it to heart. You’re never too young or too old to start communicating what’s best for you.

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