Episode 22: Diana Cejas and Alice Wong


In this episode we chat with Alice Wong, disability activist, media producer, and a consultant. She is the founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, a project collecting oral histories of people with disabilities in the United States that is being run in coordination with StoryCorps. The Disability Visibility Project was created on the 25th anniversary of the Americans withDisabilities Act of 1990. As of 2018, the project had collected approximately 140 oral histories.

Her new project is an anthology titled, Disability Visibility First Person Stories from the 21st Century. Joining Alice in part 2 of this episode is Dr. Diana Cejas, a physician with a disability and one of the authors in Disability Visibility. Dr. Cejas shares her journey to becoming a person with a disability and how her dual identities as a patient and a physician inform her work with patients. Her essay is titled, Taking charge of my story as a cancer patient at the hospital where I work. Guests Include: Alice Wong: Disability activist, media producer, consultant and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project. Editor, Disability Visibility. Dr. Diana Cejas: Assistant Professor of Neurology, UNC Chapel Hill. Physician with a disability, stroke and cancer survivor, author: Disability Visibility.