Every book I have ever read starts with Acknowledgments. I have always assumed that whoever the author was thanking were people who contributed in a meaningful way to the final product. However, it is only when you have walked a mile in those shoes that you really understand how much.

This book has been on my “I promise I will get it done one day” list for quite a few years. It is now finally a reality. There are many people, both personal and professional, who have contributed to my ongoing journey with inclusion. The people to whom I owe a deep and profound debt of gratitude are Alison Pullman for her willingness to read everything I wrote and provide feedback; Alan Weiss for encouraging me to finish the book proposal and helping ...

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