An Evening With Alice Wong
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An Evening With Alice Wong

On Disability Intimacy

  • Online Conversation
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Alice Wong is an acclaimed disabled activist whose work and writing has shaped the modern conversation around disability. As the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, her work forefronts the stories of those living with disabilities and paints a vibrant picture of disability media and culture. In her latest book, Disability Intimacy, Alice uses her distinctive voice to highlight and curate stories of intimacy.

More than sex, more than romantic love, the pieces in her stunning and illuminating new anthology offer broader and more inclusive definitions of what it can mean to be intimate with another person. Explorations of caregiving, community, access, and friendship offer us alternative ways of thinking about the connections we form with others—a vital reimagining in an era when forced physical distance is at times a necessary norm.

But don’t worry, there's still sex to consider—and the numerous ways sexual liberation intersects with disability justice. Alice’s collection features disabled sexual discovery, disabled love stories, and disabled joy, diving into the full spectrum of the dreams, fantasies, and deeply personal realities of a wide range of beautiful bodies and minds.

Join Alice in a conversation with writer, educator and trainer for transformative justice and disability justice Mia Mingus. Their conversation about Alice’s life and work will free your thinking, invigorate your spirit, and delight your desires. 

Please note that because Alice uses technology to speak, all audience questions must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of the event to be considered. You can submit questions here.
 

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Alice Wong color portrait. Alice is Asian American disabled woman in a wheelchair with a tracheotomy with a tube attached to a ventilator. Alice is wearing a black and white floral patterned top.

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant based in San Francisco, California. She is the author of a bestselling memoir, Year of the Tiger; the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project—an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture; and the editor of the anthology Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century and Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today (Adapted for Young Adults). Alice is also the host and co-producer of the Disability Visibility podcast and co-partner in collaborations such as #CripTheVote and Access Is Love. From 2013 to 2015, Alice served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama.

Twitter: @SFdirewolf; @DisVisibility
Instagram: @disability_visibility
 

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Mia Mingus black and white portrait. Mia is a Korean person smiling with long hair slung over one side of her face, large glasses and large hoop earrings. Mia is seated at the edge of a wooden kitchen-style chair in what looks like the middle of the woods.

Mia Mingus is a writer, educator and trainer for transformative justice and disability justice. She is a queer physically disabled Korean transracial and transnational adoptee raised in the Caribbean. She works for community, interdependence and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love. As her work for liberation evolves and deepens, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.

Mia founded and currently leads SOIL: A Transformative Justice Project which builds the conditions for transformative justice to grow and thrive. Learn more about Mia at her website.
 

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Marcus Books is the nation’s oldest Black-owned independent bookstore celebrating its 60th year. Marcus Books’ mission is to provide opportunities for Black folks and their allies to celebrate and learn about Black people everywhere. Learn more about Marcus Books.

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