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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 DisabledWriters.com, 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. She is working on a memoir, Year of the Tiger, that’s set to be published 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. She 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.
Expertise: Disability policies and rights, political participation, accessibility
Location: San Francisco, Calif.
Heard on WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money: “Alice Wong On Ruckuses, Rage And Medicaid”
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