allison is a new york-based writer, author, and speaker.

She is also an Emmy award-winning, multi-platform journalist and winner of the 2013 Washington Irving Book Award for Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children. Her work on family, parenting, health, grief, loss, September 11th, work/life balance, cancer prevention, and genetic testing appears in numerous print and online publications including, The New York Times, Parenting, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post. An approachable and inspiring personality, Allison has been featured on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC, and she’s proud to have been named a “Lifechanger” by the nationally syndicated television show EXTRA.

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  • Can't wait to pack my bags and head to Los Angeles! I am honored to be a panelist at the 20th Anniversary Motherless Daughters Conference 2014 with Hope Edelman, Irene Rubaum-Keller, Claire Bidwell Smith, Laurie Lucas, Jennifer Lauck, and the author of WILD Cheryl Strayed.

Latest Events

Motherless Daughters 20th Anniversary Conference
Featured Panelist
5/19/14Preview: 9/11 Memorial Museum
Invited Exhibition Donor
6/12-6/15/14Campowerment: Re-Ignite Your Life
Workshop Leader: Parentless Parenting
7/30-8/09/14Motherless Daughters and Parentless Parents Trek to Peru
Co-Leader with author Hope Edelman

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