Using Critical Praxis and Activism to Create Uncomfortable Spaces
Conducting an activist study and writing a book have much in common. They are both rather daunting yet highly rewarding experiences. They are also experiences shared and shaped by others. Jon (Austin), your sage advice, personal library loans, and enthusiasm for what I was doing gave me the confidence to believe that I too had a story worth telling. Thank you for this gift. Dorothy (Andrews), you are so wise and your guidance so gentle that I barely felt your touch. You seemed to know just when and how to redirect me whenever I started to falter. My sincerest thanks for your unconditional support and friendship. Robyn (Henderson), I have been privileged and honored to know you. You have such an incredible breadth of knowledge and give of your time so unstintingly. Your patience, willingness to listen, probing questions, and generosity have helped to take me on a most remarkable journey of discovery—a journey I know has been richer because you have been on it with me. A simple “thank you” just does not seem sufficient.
To my beautiful children, Will, Luke, and Lydia, thank you for your tolerance and patience whilst I have pursued my passion. I hope you have been inspired to challenge the taken-for-granted and believe that, with effort and commitment, anything is possible. To my husband, Peter, I know that there ← xi | xii → have been times when you have found my work challenging. Thank you for accepting that it is something...
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