Allison Wallis

Freelance Journalist & Disability Rights Activist

Allison Wallis is a freelance journalist and disability rights advocate. She lives on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii with her daughter, husband, Koa the Tripod dog and Rosie the chinchilla.
A Texas native, Allison earned a Business Administration degree from UIW in San Antonio. After graduating, she attended the Culinary Institute of America, where she specialized in Baking and Pastry Arts.
After leaving the hospitality industry due to health issues, Allison earned a graduate certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies from the University of Hawai’i. There, she rediscovered a love of research and writing. Allison has been published in outlets such as The Washington Post, Healthline, Al Jazeera (upcoming) and Electric Literature.
Mostly homebound, Allison has learned to live well at home. She helps fellow chronically ill and disabled people learn to navigate the medical system. An ambulatory wheelchair user, she loves a good, long ramp because rolling down it feels like flying.

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