Author Alisa Kennedy Jones woke up to a seemingly normal day, oblivious to the fact that it was the last day of her "normal" life...
No stranger to tough jobs, Alisa had worked hard to build a thriving career as a copywriter and brand strategist for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, General Electric, Coca-Cola, Disney, and Marvel. Yet, as she headed out the door, her vision swirled and she lost all ability to control her face.
Diagnosis? Epilepsy. And courage.
We sit down to hear how she's championing a new approach to how we see ourselves and the world around us – through Neurodiversity.
Alisa Kennedy Jones is a writer for stage and screen whose credits include: A Girl and a Gun, Uluwatu, Our 9/11, Gifted, and SPAZ. An advocate for neurodiversity, mental health, and epilepsy, Jones’s debut collection of comedic essays GOTHAM GIRL INTERRUPTED, based on her immensely popular titular blog and TEDx Talk, was a #1 new release on Amazon and is available everywhere books are sold as well as on IndieBound and Barnes & Noble and is currently being adapted for television.
An astonishingly awkward public speaker, Jones also has a background working in advertising, branding and strategy for clients such as GE, Coca-Cola, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney, Electronic Arts and Colgate-Palmolive. She lives in New York City.
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