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 recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture created in 2014. Alice is also a co-partner in two projects: DisabledWriters.com, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people.
Alice’s areas of interest are popular culture, media, politics, disability issues, Medicaid policies and programs, storytelling, social media, and activism. She has been published in Eater, Bitch Media, Teen Vogue, New York Times, Transom and Rooted in Rights. Her activism and work has been featured in on CNN’s original series, United Shades of America (Season 3, Episode 4), WAMU radio, Roll Call, WBUR radio, Al Jazeera, Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, Rewire, Vice, Esquire, CNET, Wired and Buzzfeed.
From 2013 to 2015 Alice served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. She has a master’s in medical sociology and worked at the University of California, San Francisco as a Staff Research Associate for 15 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.
Alice launched the Disability Visibility podcast in September 2017 and currently works as an independent research consultant as part of her side hustle.