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Disabled People Can Be Productive Workers, But That Shouldn’t Determine Our Worth


A masculine-presenting person and two fem presenting people sit at a table in an office setting. An exposed brick wall  is in the background.

ID: A masculine-presenting person and two fem presenting people sit at a table in an office setting. An exposed brick wall is in the background.


byAlaina Leary


“As Dessa Cosma, the Executive Director of Detroit Disability Power, who is also a wheelchair user and a little person, asserts, “By making paid labor the only kind of real value, we’re not only playing into historical and current systems of oppression that devalues certain types of labor, we’re also devaluing all of the lovely things that humans do without getting paid. What does that mean for love and friendship and volunteering?”


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