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 CNN.com, 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.

I am excited to announce the subject of my next book. It’s a topic that really excites me.
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Happy Birthday to my mom, who would have been 77 today. She died at 57. What would 77 have been like for her, for me as her daughter, for Jake and Lexi to have a maternal grandmother? In many ways, writing my new book has been a gift. I’ve come to recognize how truly present she is in my life — and the lives of my children.

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6/20/2015FORCE 2015 Annual Conference (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
Panel Discussion: Revealing the Story Within – Writing about Cancer and Cancer Risk
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Lisa Rezende, lisar@facingourrisk.org
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5/08/2015 – Motherless Daughters Luncheon
Keynote Speaker
New Orleans, LA
Contact: Allison Durant, allisondurant@me.com
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