A Word from the Author
"Our asking to be recognized begins in our first days of life as we cry when we're hungry, cry with a dirty diaper, or cry when we're overtired. Our mothers, fathers, or other primary caregivers respond to our assertive cries, recognize our physical needs, and attend to those needs as they are able. Of course, our physical needs are prescient of our emotional and spiritual needs in the course of our human development."
"Doing just care requires recognizing the need for recognition in order to unthread the misperceived or unseen structural violence written into the narrative of our lives."