First and foremost, we’d like to acknowledge our wives. Steph and Meg took a chance on us long before our careers were formed. Their patience and support continue to be a primary reason we are able to live our passions and interests. They endure all forms of scheming, ideation, and curiosity, for which we are grateful.
Next, we must shout out Emily Buchanan. This book project would not have happened without the steady pressure she applied. It must have seemed like herding cats. Not only did she bring order to the chaos, she graciously weathered our ignorance. Emily made sure our thoughts were discernible to newcomers and we made regular progress.
Over the course of this book and our experiences that shaped it, there have been numerous individuals who inspired us along the way. Many even directly contributed thoughts, feedback, and their own lived experiences to ensure this book provided a well-rounded perspective. We are forever grateful to the depth and breadth added by dozens of other voices. We do not have all the answers, but we are fortunate to have a strong network of others who care:
Blanca Catalina Garcia
Kristina (Kristina Smith) Newton
Stefanie M. Jewett