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Founder & Director of the Disability Visibility Project

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 Alice Wong Biography

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. Wong 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.

Wong’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, Vox, PEN America, Catalyst, Syndicate Network, Uncanny Magazine, Curbed SF, Eater, Bitch Media, Teen Vogue, Transom, Making Contact Radio, and Rooted in Rights.

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, Wong 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 Wong served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. Wong 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.

Wong launched the Disability Visibility podcast in September 2017 and published "Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People" in October 2018. Also in 2018 Wong 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.

In 2020 Wong was named by Time Magazine as one of 16 people fighting for equality in America. Wong published and edited #ADA30InColor, a series of essays by disabled people of color in July. Wong was featured with multiple activists on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue. For the Pop Culture Collaborative, she guest edited Break The Story Volume IV: Disability Visibility, a snapshot of disability culture. Along with 19 other disabled artists, Wong was named a Disability Futures fellow, a grant by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Wong also received Indiana University Bicentennial Medal for her contributions to disability justice and broadening the reach of IU around the world.

Currently, Wong is the editor of "Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century," an anthology of essays by disabled people.

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Alice Wong

Founder & Director of the Disability Visibility Project

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San Francisco, CA, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $20,000 - $30,000  
Virtual Event: $10,000 - $20,000

Alice Wong Biography

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. Wong 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.

Wong’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, Vox, PEN America, Catalyst, Syndicate Network, Uncanny Magazine, Curbed SF, Eater, Bitch Media, Teen Vogue, Transom, Making Contact Radio, and Rooted in Rights.

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, Wong 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 Wong served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. Wong 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.

Wong launched the Disability Visibility podcast in September 2017 and published "Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People" in October 2018. Also in 2018 Wong 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.

In 2020 Wong was named by Time Magazine as one of 16 people fighting for equality in America. Wong published and edited #ADA30InColor, a series of essays by disabled people of color in July. Wong was featured with multiple activists on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue. For the Pop Culture Collaborative, she guest edited Break The Story Volume IV: Disability Visibility, a snapshot of disability culture. Along with 19 other disabled artists, Wong was named a Disability Futures fellow, a grant by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Wong also received Indiana University Bicentennial Medal for her contributions to disability justice and broadening the reach of IU around the world.

Currently, Wong is the editor of "Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century," an anthology of essays by disabled people.

Alice Wong Videos

  • P&P Live! Alice Wong | DISABILITY VISIBILITY
    One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent--but all are underrepresented in...
  • Meet the Author: Alice Wong, Editor of Disability Visibility
    Alice Wong is a disabled storyteller and activist and the editor of DISABILITY VISIBILITY, an urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays...
  • Alice Wong - "Resisting Abelism: Disabled People and Human Gene...
    Alice Wong is a San Francisco-based night owl, tv watcher, cat lover, and coffee drinker. She is the Founder and Project Coordinator for the...

FAQs on booking Alice Wong

  • How to book Alice Wong?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alice Wong for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Alice Wong, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alice Wong or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alice Wong?

    Booking fees for Alice Wong, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alice Wong, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alice Wong?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alice Wong for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alice Wong for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alice Wong or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alice Wong or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alice Wong is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alice Wong for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Alice Wong generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lydia X. Z. Brown, Temple Grandin, Lizzie Velasquez, Tiffany Yu and Judith Heumann. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alice Wong for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Alice Wong Speaker Videos

  • P&P Live! Alice Wong | DISABILITY VISIBILITY
    One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent--but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for...
    Meet the Author: Alice Wong, Editor of Disability Visibility
    Alice Wong is a disabled storyteller and activist and the editor of DISABILITY VISIBILITY, an urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people publishing just in time for the...
  • Alice Wong - "Resisting Abelism: Disabled People and Human Gene Editing"
    Alice Wong is a San Francisco-based night owl, tv watcher, cat lover, and coffee drinker. She is the Founder and Project Coordinator for the Disability Visibility Project™ (DVP), a community...
    Life Stories: Disability Activist Alice Wong | NBC Asian America Presents
    Disability activist Alice Wong shares her life story, the Disability Visibility Project, and the need to change how the mainstream media talks about disabilities.

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