We all have insecurities...that little lizard brain in our head that says, "You're not good enough." Mine goes even further to say, "Your blog is a cute hobby and all, but you can't seriously think that anyone would pay you to type out what's in your head, right?" Like your lizard brain, mine is well-intentioned.
Diversity and Inclusion has been near and dear to my heart since my days working at Intel. In tech over the last few years, it has been a growing initiative that has seen a lot of publicity highlighting the resistance against, and little progress toward, full representation of women and underrepresented minorities. Much of this resistance feeds off people's lizard-brain fears of "lack and attack."
Our uncles, Steven and Jerry, who also happen to be our neighbors, have two aging dogs: Tasha (14 years old) and Nikoli (also 14). Recently, both dogs have had some serious medical issues. About five months ago, Tasha was in the hospital for kidney failure. Steven and Jerry almost lost her, but she's a fighter and so are they.