A parent leadership trainer was working with a low-income single mother, whose boys were identified as having learning disabilities. The mother did not graduate from high school, was unemployed and homeless at the time, and is a Black woman living in a community that is 97 percent White. The mother had asked the trainer to come with her to a meeting at the school where school staff would be discussing her 15-year-old’s academic challenges. The trainer first taught her the Right Question Strategy so she would also learn to advocate for herself. The mother focused on key decisions the school wanted to make (discipline, special education services) and prepared questions about the options they should consider and the role she could play in making the decision. She developed new communication skills, she felt confident enough to attend to her own needs during the process, converse with those she always assumed were the authority, and she found some allies within the school. As the trainer noted, “she is now a more involved parent at school and values her children’s education in a way she did not before she learned the RQ Strategy.” She changed the dynamic of the meeting by assuming authority to speak on behalf of her son, questioning people who had previously seemed all-powerful, and developing a better plan to partner with the school to help her son.