Alice Wong

Alice Wong is a social media maven, disability activist, community catalyst, media maker and writer, originator of the Disability Visibility Project. 

Nominator: “Alice […] is leading the social media revolution for people with disabilities and people of color. Her DisabilityVisibility Podcast and StoryCorp interviews along with her twitter presence and blogging on everything from voting to healthcare to police violence to pop culture has elevated the dialogue on inclusion and the intersection of People with Disabilities, People of Color and social justice. Her work in disability activism, especially in regards to recent straw bans is unmatched.”

IMAGE: A head and shoulders pencil drawing of an Asian American woman wearing glasses taking a sideways look at the viewer.
Alice Wong by Yang “Buurin” Yu-Zhen, pencil, 16 x 20 inches, 2019

IMAGE: A head and shoulders pencil drawing of an Asian American woman wearing glasses taking a sideways look at the viewer. 

Yang “Buurin” Yu-Zhen from Creativity Explored almost exclusively focuses on easel-sized acrylic painting (though her origami skills deserve mention as well). Constantly examining and refining her technique—investigating color and spatial relationships, light sources and shading—she is developing all the elements of an accomplished classical painter.