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My Work

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Healing Honestly: The Messy and Magnificent Path to Overcoming Self-Blame and Self-Shame

Healing History is a candid, poignant, and often funny survivor-to-survivor guide to navigating the salty waters of untrue stories and victim-blaming narratives that you hear every day.

Survivors of sex abuse are inundated with untrue stories of their abuse, the aftermath, and what their healing journey should look like. The truth is those stories are a load of crap.

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Freelance Writing

I have written for publications such as Allure, Teen Vogue and more! Click through to see examples of my work


While most conversations during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) focus on violence between adults, including campus sexual assault and intimate partner violence…

Teen Vogue

Alisa and Kate have been best friends for 11 years. Since meeting the first day of college, they have supported each other through it all, including Alisa healing from sexual abuse…


Best friends can teach you how to do a smokey eye, introduce you to the joys of fizzy water, and play Toto’s greatest hits to calm you when you freak out about your future. My best friend…

Thought Catalog

I told everyone I could about the first time I got punched in the face. I was excited because I was tired of people telling me I wasn’t a real boxer until I took a hit…

Notable Quotables

Check out some of the places I've been quoted on the internet

Read Alisa’s interview with Authority Magazine where she debunks myths about living with PTSD.

Since #MeToo went viral, survivors have been inundated with stories of sexual assault and harassment on a weekly — and for some stretches, daily — basis. But nothing…


A deep and meaningful relationship doesn’t just happen out of nowhere. Unlike passion and attraction that can be felt instantly, it takes time and effort…

Queen Sugar fan Alisa opens up about how she sees her own story reflected in Darla’s journey of healing. “It’s about how we heal ourselves and how we heal our families,” she says…

With the holidays now approaching almost eerily quickly, you might already be feeling slightly uneasy about the family stresses that are bound to be on your plate…

Has your partner ever made you doubt your self-worth? Have they made you feel like you’re losing touch with reality…

Podcast Features

You can listen to some of my favorite podcast conversations

Alisa on the You Should Write A Book About That Podcast

Listen to me discuss writing about trauma and healing with Kim O’Hara on the You Should Write A Book About That podcast

Listen to me discuss what I’ve learned about building online communities with Adina Appelbaum on the Business of Purpose Podcast

Listen to my conversation with Guy Macpherson on the popular Trauma Therapist podcast

Listen to my conversation with Emily Kempe on the We are HER podcast

Listen to my conversation with Rebecca and Joe Lombardo on the Voices for Change 2.0 podcast

The Moth grandSLAM

You can get a sense of what I'm like by checking out The Moth grandSLAM five-minute story

My 5 minute Story