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leeway, wiggle room, room to move, room to act. when we say “act”, we don’t mean “act” in the interest of others, following long-internalized commands and instructions, but “act” on behalf of ourselves. agency, then, marks a space (perhaps a temporary one) of relative autonomy, of a modest self-sovereignty. agency requires this kind of autonomy, but it also is the way to create it – perhaps even the only way. freedom is not given, but sometimes it can be taken, if individuals or groups act up. an example is migrant domestic worker unions who, through their collective and collectivizing practices, carve out such a space of agency for themselves.