One thing I greatly appreciate about Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's work is that she reminds us that people who are unlikable or unfriendly or grumpy and also disabled don't not deserve care just because they aren't popular enough to have strong networks of support.
Relying on personal networks, friendships, and essentially popularity/likeability is not sufficient for everyone.
(she also had an amazing story about a network of people keeping someone on a ventilator alive during Sandy's power outage by taking his batteries to a place they could be recharged.
Her point ISN'T that networks are amazing or a narrative of heroic action ... her point is that it took awareness that this person needed ventilator help and then sustained, repeated, coordinated action to make this work.)
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