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Self-Advocate Blog: Meet Terri!

Meet Terri!

Terri, a white woman with brown hair smiles at the camera. She is in her kitchen cooking on the stove.

Terri is a self-advocate from Winona, Minnesota. She’s been involved in self-advocacy groups for five years. She is a part of Self-Advocates Minnesota (SAM), People First, and Heroes to Zero. Terri is a historian for SAM and is excited to be in the role.

“Speaking up for my rights is important… I believe I am a good self-advocate because I know how to use my voice,” Terri says about being a self-advocate. She is proud of being able to speak-up for herself and her community.

Terri also likes going to local self-advocate events. “Going to the capitol to march for [disability] rights was very special to me,” she says. She also enjoys making new friends and getting to know people at self-advocate events.

When she’s not busy with her self-advocacy work, Terri likes to diamond paint and do word puzzles. She also loves to spend time with her cat, Timmy. She is looking forward to her summer family vacation with her brother and his family.

Thanks for sharing, Terri!

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