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Alice Wong, disability rights activist, founder of Disability Visibility Project

December 7, 2020 at 5:00pm6:00pm EST

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Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Alice is also a co-partner in four projects:, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists;, #CripLit, a series of Twitter chats for disabled writers with novelist Nicola Griffith#CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people with co-partners Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan; and Access Is Love with co-partners Mia Mingus and Sandy Ho, a campaign that aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love instead of a burden or an afterthought.

Alice’s areas of interest are popular culture, media, politics, disability representation, Medicaid policies and programs, storytelling, social media and activism. Currently, Alice is the editor of “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century,” an anthology of essays by disabled people, available now by Vintage Books (2020). You can find her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf.

An interview with Wong will be available on the 44 New Voices YouTube channel starting at 5 p.m. EST Dec. 7.

The talk is sponsored by 44 New Voices, a project of the Newhouse School’s Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship.

This event was published on December 7, 2020.

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