Although she is soft-spoken, Amanda Gillenwater was the powerful voice behind our 2019 DD Awareness Month campaign, which was themed Learn the Truth. She expertly recorded a public service announcement at Jammin 101.5’s recording studio, and she was one of the esteemed guests for our Facebook Live kickoff event that year. She is highly involved with our People First and Speaking For Ourselves-Colorado self-advocate groups, and she never hesitates to advocate for herself and for the rights of people with I/DD in the workplace. Amanda gives back to her community in many ways, but some of her favorite ways are taking cookies to her nearby firefighters and volunteering at a shelter for homeless cats. It is an honor to celebrate Amanda as our 14th Voice That Shines!