Umeshiso is teaming up with disability activist, coffee-lover, and passionate foodie Alice Wong. We are celebrating the release of Alice’s new memoir, Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life!
A national bestseller and a USA Today Must-Read Book, Year of The Tiger is a love letter to disabled Asian American women and girls who feel alone and yearn for connection.
Alice has curated these limited edition Tiger Power Packs: her beautiful book bundled with rare memorabilia and gay utensils! Each bundle highlights a different offering from our Imperfect Spoons program, an accessibility and sustainability measure where we offer our “imperfect” utensils at a discounted price point. Our “imperfect” spoons have tiny imperfections – such as lighter coloring or a tiny bubble from the moulding process – and are perfectly beautiful & functional!
And all proceeds from our limited edition Tiger Power Packs benefit Disability Visibility and Get Psyched.
This Tiger Power Pack comes with:
- 1 Imperfect Gold Big Dipper (multi-purpose stainless steel spoon)
- 1 copy of Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life
- 1 set of book merch in a lucky gold envelope (1 round sticker, 1 bookmark, 1 button, 1 signed bookplate)
ABOUT YEAR OF THE TIGER:
“Alice Wong provides deep truths in this fun and deceptively easy read about her survival in this hectic and ableist society.” —Selma Blair, bestselling author of Mean Baby
This groundbreaking memoir offers a glimpse into an activist’s journey to finding and cultivating community and the continued fight for disability justice, from the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project.
In Chinese culture, the tiger is deeply revered for its confidence, passion, ambition, and ferocity. That same fighting spirit resides in Alice Wong.
Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer.
From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic ableism, Alice shares her thoughts on creativity, access, power, care, the pandemic, mortality, and the future. As a self-described disabled oracle, Alice traces her origins, tells her story, and creates a space for disabled people to be in conversation with one another and the world. Filled with incisive wit, joy, and rage, Wong’s Year of the Tiger will galvanize readers with big cat energy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alice Wong is a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant based in San Francisco, California. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. From 2013 to 2015, Alice served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. In addition to Year of the Tiger, Alice is the editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people and Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today, an adapted version for young adults. You can follow her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf. For more: disabilityvisibilityproject.com.
ABOUT DISABILITY VISIBILITY & GET PSYCHED:
Disability Visibility Project, founded by Alice Wong, is an online community that creates, shares, and amplifies disability media and culture.
Get Psyched, Umeshiso’s nonprofit initiative in partnership with the registered nonprofit GoFundBean, pays for coffee workers to access psychiatry. Coffee workers are disproportionately impacted by mental health issues, while many are unable to afford medical care.
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