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Abigail Disney        

Disney Heiress; Executive Film Producer; Anti-Gun & Peace Activist; Founder of Peace is Loud

Abigail E. Disney advocates for real changes to the way capitalism operates in today's world. As a philanthropist, she has worked with organizations supporting peacebuilding, gender justice, and systems and culture change. She is an Emmy-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, activist, and co-founder of Fork Films, a nonfiction media production company, which produces the podcast "All Ears," where host Abigail Disney interviews bold, solutions-oriented thinkers from the front lines of America's urgent inequality and race crises. Her documentary, “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales,” which she co-directed with Kathleen Hughes, made its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. She is the Chair and Co-Founder of Level Forward, a new breed storytelling company focused on systemic change through creative excellence, balancing financial and social returns. She created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements, and the Daphne Foundation, which supports organizations working for a more equitable, fair and peaceful New York City.

She is an internationally sought-after speaker & panelist who has graced the stage at The Women's Economic Summit-Paris, Financial Times Women at The Top Summit, Fast Company's Impact Council, and DealBook DC Strategy Forum. And, her 2020 TED Talk entitled, "Dignity isn't a privilege. It's a worker's right," has garnered nearly 2 million views.

As a progressive activist who speaks out against corporate greed and the need to tax the top 1% more, Ms. Disney has testified before the US House Committee on Financial Services, the Senate Finance Subcommittee, and the Senate Budget Committee.

Disney has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN’s “At This Hour with Kate Bolduan,” Washington Post, The Guardian, CNN Business, BBC Radio, KCRW "The Business," Seat at the Table with Anand Giridharadas, Bloomberg Businessweek Radio, TED Radio Hour, NowThis, Agenda - Financial Times, among other outlets.

Disney's writing has appeared in print and online versions of The Atlantic, CNN Business, Washington Post, and USA Today.

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Family Heiress Abigail Disney Found Workers Struggling at Disneyland
Disneyland calls itself "The Happiest Place on Earth," but family heiress Abigail Disney said she found workers struggling when she recently visited the park. In an interview with Yahoo this week, Abigail Disney said she decided to check out Disneyland's worker conditions after a worker sent her a Facebook message. She said every employee delivered a similar message to her: "I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage." After the visit, she said she was "so livid" that the company didn't respect its workers enough.
Abigail Disney, a liberal among conservatives, examines a minister's ...
Longtime executive producer Abigail Disney talks about her family and her decision to direct the documentary 'The Armor of Light.'
Walt Disney Heiress Takes on the Gun Lobby
Walt Disney’s grand-niece appeals to evangelical Christians in her anti-gun documentary by listening, not preaching, about the issue dividing America...
Abigail Disney Builds a Dialogue on Gun Control
Leading Activists-Michelle Alexander and Abigail Disney-to Speak at 2015 Simmons College Commencement May 15
Disney has devoted her life to amplifying the voices of women fighting for peace in war-torn countries, and highlighting the key role women play in modern warfare...
Walt Disney Heiress Courts Evangelicals With Anti-Gun Movie ...
Well versed in her family's conservative politics, Abigail Disney discusses her new film 'The Armor of Light' (out Oct. 30), which tackles the gun controversy while ...
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Abigail Disney on feminism in the Arab world - CNN Video
On GPS, Disney --co-creator of a documentary about women in the Arab Spring -- explains why Western feminism is sometimes a tough sell in the Arab world.
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