I am a Public Health Advocate because it’s about standing in, not going up to, the margins. I stand with the poor, the powerless and the voiceless, and , with the easily despised and the readily left out, and I stand with the demonized so that the demonizing will stop because demonizing is always an untruth. I stand with the disposable so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away. I go to the margin’s and, hope against hope, and look under my feet at the margins getting erased because we are all connected people .People who have never felt that they were worth anything, now feeling that they are worth something. That kind of suffering and healing is why I advocate. How we regard ourselves adds up to the kind of world we live in.