Here are a few of the great stories published on Self Advocate Net during November. Visit the www.selfadvocatenet.com homepage under Our Stories to read more stories, and check back often as new stories are published weekly.
My experience at the 16th Annual Edenvale Self Advocacy Retreat
By Carol West
The two-day leadership retreat brought together new and old friends from across the province to celebrate and advocate as members of BC’s Self Advocacy movement. Click here to read the full story.
My life after high school
By Sara Doherty
I was born in Quesnel, but I moved around a lot. I attended high school in both Nelson and Nakusp. Click here to read the full story.
Life is like a patch work quilt
By Laurie Fairweather
I am a self-advocate and love to help others to be self-advocates. Click here to read the full story.
I cared for my mother for one year, I have a diverse ability
By Cheryl Fryfield
I took over the role as caregiver for my mother as I loved her very much. Click here to read the full story.
If you are interested in submitting a story idea, or you know a self advocate with an interesting story idea, visit the “Submit Your Story Idea” page on Self Advocate Net to fill out the short on-line suggestion form.
Each month, SelfAdvocateNet.com publishes stories highlighting the contributions, abilities and leadership of self advocates and people with diverse abilities from around B.C. The site was started almost 15 years ago by two self advocate leaders in the Fraser Valley, Bryce Schaufelberger and Joe Rickley, who continue to run the site, now with support from CLBC’s Editorial Board. You can visit SelfAdvocateNet.com here, and also click here to read more about the history of the site.