As the author of Include ME!, Melinda inspires people to be mindful of inclusion in their daily lives. From topics like supremacy, empathy, and grassroots organizing, she shines a light on the barriers that are put in place to exclude. She shows how these barriers can be removed by getting to the emotional core of inclusion, how it hurts when we don’t have it, and how rewarding it is when we do. She provides answers to the question, where does exclusion derive, and how can we overcome it?
Melinda creatively uses personal and historical storytelling to share ways people can proactively bolster inclusion at every step from the individual to the business world. True to its title, Include ME! is not exclusive to individuals with disabilities. The tools and stories are intended to inspire people of all ages, races, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities. Through Include ME!, Melinda paints a vivid picture for her readers of what it would look and feel like if we ALL would unite to ensure equity and inclusion for everyone! Free on Kindle.