Alison Pena aka Bad Widow, is a lifelong New Yorker, who lives in Manhattan. As a primary caregiver until her husband of 25 years, David, died in her arms at home after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer, Alison learned A LOT about living fearlessly, even in the face of death itself.
As a widow, she faced pervasive assumptions that she was broken by her loss, perhaps forever. Alison discovered she didn't know who she was without him and people who supported her stepped up, stepped back or stepped out. As a result, she was isolated and lonely but could not find resources to solve how to reconnect, get back to work and open up to love again so she created them. She began BadWidow.com and it resonated for people who had suffered a loss too.
She is unafraid of ruffling feathers and having provocative conversations on life and death. Her Bad Widow brand is vulnerable, transparent, brave and inspiring.
Alison loves travel (domestic and foreign), reading and writing, doing singing and poetry open mics, cooking organic meals, NYC and Maine, talking about business and lifestyle-to-legacy ideas, and learning new stuff.