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Thank you – especially for the comment about checking your reference list. It never occurred to me that I should be looking at my references and trying to open them up to ensure that I have delved into the literature in a more inclusive manner.

When I read the comment about counting on one hand – I found myself say, but I have more friends than one hand allows, but I still would not speak for them … I may use my privilege to help give them an opportunity to speak for themselves … but to speak for … and now I think about the #et4buddy project and how I ensure that I am not speaking for you, but giving you the opportunity to be the one at the table doing the speaking.

My privilege can allow me a seat at the table, but it doesn’t mean that anyone will listen.