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MDRC cultivates disability pride and strengthens the disability movement by recognizing disability as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while collaborating to dismantle all forms of oppression.

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Theresa Squires proudly identifies as a woman with multiple invisible disabilities. Theresa is an expert in disability pride and has more than a decade of experience in collaborating with groups and individuals for positive change. As a dynamic speaker and facilitator, she uses her personal experience to engage audiences in conversations about disability identity, ableism, and justice.  With over a decade of experience, she has facilitated workshops, weekend retreats and trainings. Theresa is the founder of Her Power! Her Pride! Her Voice! a four-day event where girls across Michigan challenge media stereotypes and to shatter myths about what it means to be a teen girl with a disability. For her work in disability and gender justice she was featured in YES! Magazine and has received awards from both Michigan State University‚Äôs Center for Gender in Global Context and Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Theresa can be reached at extension 326.