Disabled Writers is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources. Our goal is specifically to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. 


Allison A Wallis

Contact Allison: awalliswrites at gmail.com

I'm a personal essayist with bylines in The Washington Post, Hawai'i Reporter and other sites. I'm a disability studies scholar with a graduate certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am disabled and am an ambulatory wheelchair user and am chronically ill. I write about parenting, relationships, activism, pain, Judaism, living in Hawaii and other aspects of disability. I am working on a memoir about how I self-diagnosed my genetic medical conditions. Before I became disabled, I was a pastry chef and I attended the Culinary Institute of America

You can find Allison on Twitter @allylovespono

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Allison is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English

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