Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People
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16 essays by 17 disabled writers, activists, and artists on the relationship between resistance and hope.
Publication date: October 15, 2018
Editor and Publisher: Alice Wong, Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project
About the Anthology
In the groundbreaking new anthology Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People, seventeen multiply-marginalized disabled writers reflect on activism, hope, and defiance in this political climate. For more about the contributors, editorial team, and advance praise: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/resist/
About the Disability Visibility Project
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About the Editor
Alice Wong is a disability activist, media maker, and consultant. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), 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: DisabledWriters.com, 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. She has been published in the New York Times, Catalyst, Syndicate Network, Uncanny Magazine, Curbed SF, Eater, Bitch Media, Teen Vogue, Transom, Making Contact Radio, and Rooted in Rights.
Her activism and work has been featured in the CNN original series United Shades of America (Season 3, Episode 4), The Hill, Autostraddle, Werk It: The Podcast, WNYC, The Guardian, WAMU radio, Roll Call, WBUR radio, Al Jazeera, Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, Rewire, Vice, Esquire, CNET, Wired and Buzzfeed. For more, go to the In the News page on this website.
In 1997 she graduated with degrees in English and sociology from Indiana University at Indianapolis. She has a MS in medical sociology and worked at the University of California, San Francisco as a Staff Research Associate for over 10 years. During that time she worked on various qualitative research projects and co-authored online curricula for the Community Living Policy Center, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.
Recognized for her service to the community and activism at the local and national level, Alice received the Beacon Award by the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council in 2010 and the Disability Service Award by the University of California, San Francisco in 2011. From 2013 to 2015 Alice served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. Alice is the recipient of the 2016 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award, an award for emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community.
In 2018 Alice was featured in the Bitch 50, a list recognizing the most impactful creators, artists, and activists in pop culture influential feminists by Bitch Media and Colorline’s 20 X 20, a group of transformative leaders reimagining what it means to advance racial justice.
Currently, Alice is the Editor of Disability Visibility, an anthology of essays by disabled people 2000-19, coming out summer 2020 by Vintage Books.
She also works as an independent research consultant as part of her side hustle.