Peyton Goddard, a writer, presenter, and advocate for inclusion, welcomes you to her website, a place where you can share in her incredible journey. At the age of six, diagnosed as mentally retarded, Peyton was stripped of hope and worth by a culture preoccupied with identifying deficits and disability. A full sixteen years later, when Peyton finally gained a dependable mode of communication, she was at last recognized as an intelligent woman. She eventually shattered her previous prognosis when she graduated as the valedictorian of Cuyamaca College in 2002. You are invited to learn more about her and her memoir, i am intelligent, as well as explore some of the broader resources provided here. Join her in championing the radical notion that everyone deserves a seat at the table.