Alice Wong
Published July 20, 2021
Updated February 21, 2023

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, writer and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community that creates and shares stories focused on disability culture. She writes about media, politics, disability representation and activism. 

Wong is a co-partner on, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists; #CripLit, a series of Twitter chats for disabled writers; #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people; and Access Is Love, a campaign that aims to raise awareness about accessibility. 

She is the editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people. Here memoir, Year of the Tiger, was released in 2022. 

Wong has been published in several outlets including The New York Times, Vox and Teen Vogue. Her activism has been recognized on the CNN original series United Shades of America, WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast and KQED’s Truth Be Told podcast.

From 2013 to 2015, Wong served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by former President Barack Obama. She was named a changemaker by Marie Claire and a Disability Futures fellow by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Wong earned bachelor’s degrees in English and sociology from Indiana University, and has an M.S. in medical sociology from the University of California, San Francisco.

An Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smiling at the camera. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography

Photo by Eddie Hernandez; courtesy of Alice Wong

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Disability policies and rights, political participation, accessibility

Location: San Francisco, Calif.


Twitter: @SFdirewolf and @DisVisibility

Heard on WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money: Alice Wong On Ruckuses, Rage And Medicaid”

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