Alison runs an accidental cat colony on the edge of Manhattan-proper. Her daily challenges include: remaining conscious without coffee, avoiding puddles while wearing flip flops, sharp things, milk, and babies/baby smells. She grew up in Connecticut and studied creative writing at the University of Rochester, before moving to the city to become a real girl. Alison is most passionate about body and self acceptance, awkward jokes, curly hair products, politeness, opera singing, finding the perfect pencil skirt, and lists. And her cats (all 7,638 of them).