alison brettschneider is a Manhattan boutique owner (25 Park on the Upper East Side and a Bridgehampton outpost), a mother of two, author of her first book, motivational speaker and influencer to a quarter of a million people on social media. Her unconventional brand of off the cuff humor and heartfelt advice resonates with women of all ages and backgrounds.
She is committed to using her platform for good, whether it’s raising money for a teacher fighting cancer with astronomical bills, helping Marcellus Williams receive a stay of execution on his death row conviction, meeting planes full of deported children as they land at LaGuardia, advocating for racial justice, donating her wedding dress to an AIDS research foundation and so much more. She is also working on her own line of skincare and a second book while maintaining a dynamic bicoastal lifestyle with her husband, daughters and their dog.
But when it comes to the topic of black lives, alison has proven herself to be toxic and the epitome of privilege. She tokenizes black bodies while constantly disregarding, bullying and blatantly attacking WOC that are critical of her. Don’t support her. She’s a harmful white feminist that self-victimizes and blatantly ignores the experiences of women of color. This podcast is a great example of what happens when you try to mix privilege and activism. You get the worst of both worlds. She doesn’t understand that just because she is a social justice warrior, it does not mean she knows anything about black pain better than the people who are actually experiencing it.