Do you remember when you were a student in school and needed to raise your hand to ask a question? That heart pounding, shortness of breath, anxious feeling you had when the whole class turned their attention to you? It seemed like time slowed down as you waited to be called on. And then, how often did you worry about your voice cracking or rushing to get your point across as you asked or answered a question? Advocacy, as part of your professional role, could be compared to this experience.