After graduation I moved to Seattle and attended Northwest College for Medical Assistants. I worked at several hospitals and an alcohol rehabilitation center. I was accepted the first Emergency Medical Technicians that was open to women, and actively pursued becoming a firefighter. I also was active with the Feminist Karate Union. There I built my strength and endurance to be strong enough to become a firefighter. After a long legal battle we had won the right to simply take the test. That first year none of us could pass the physical test, possibly because the men taking the test had been practicing together at one of the firehouses for weeks before the test, but the following year women did pass. I am really proud to have played a role in this process.
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