Alice Wong x Umeshiso Tiger Power Pack: Gay Chopsticks

  • Image description: Photo with a purple-pink background with a copy of Year of the Tiger paperback in the center. Above and below the book are a pair of rainbow chopsticks from @umeshiso_ (on IG). On the right of the book is a tiger bookmark and is one round tiger sticker and one round tiger button. Floral decorations and a small rainbow decor are placed around the edges. Photo credit: @ziru.mo (on IG)
  • Image description: Photo with a purple-pink background with a gold envelope placed diagonally with a Year of the Tiger bookmark, one round tiger sticker and one round tiger button, and one signed tiger bookplate by Alice Wong arranged in the center. A flower is arranged at the top of the envelope and on the lower right corner are gold ginkgo leaf decorations. Photo credit: @ziru.mo (on IG)
  • Image description: Photo with a tangerine background with a pink border at the bottom with a copy of Year of the Tiger paperback in the center. On the left is a multicolored pear-shaped vase holding pink floral decorations. In front of the book there is a rainbow-shaped candy and a flower. Photo credit: @ziru.mo (on IG)
  • Image description: Photo with a pink and lavender background with two pair of rainbow-colored stainless steel chopsticks placed vertically in the center. In the upper left cornder there is a small pink flower and in the lower right corner there is a small rainbow-shaped candy. Photo credit: @ziru.mo (on IG)
  • Image description: photo with an iridescent white sequined fabric background. A small lavender package of chopsticks rests on the fabric, slightly off-center to the upper left. In the center, a hand holds a pair of rainbow-colored stainless steel chopsticks. Photo by Umeshiso.
  • Image description: photo with white background. In the center of the fabric there is a pair of rainbow-colored stainless steel chopsticks. Photo by Umeshiso.
  • Image description: photo with an iridescent white sequined fabric background. In the center of the fabric there is a pair of rainbow-colored stainless steel chopsticks. Photo by Umeshiso.
  • Image description: Photo of Alice Wong, an Asian American disabled woman in a wheelchair, in front of a stand of bamboo plants. Alice holds a copy of her memoir “Year of the Tiger”. Alice is wearing a blue sweater with a tiger pin, black pants, and red lipstick. She has a small serene smile. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez.
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Alice Wong x Umeshiso Tiger Power Pack: Gay Chopsticks

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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:

  • 2 pair stainless steel Rainbow Chopsticks 
  • 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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Everything on our webshop is priced on a sliding scale. Just choose the price that is comfortable for you. Our goal is to make each item as accessible as possible, to folks from all different backgrounds. Those who are able to pay more make it possible for others with fewer resources to pay less.

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FAQs

WHAT IS SLIDING SCALE?

Everything on our webshop is priced on a sliding scale. Just choose the price that is comfortable for you. Our goal is to make each item as accessible as possible, to folks from all different backgrounds. Those who are able to pay more make it possible for others with fewer resources to pay less.

DOES UMESHISO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

 Umeshiso ships only to US & Canada, but our stockists ship everywhere. Our stockist list is here along with the countries they ship to and direct links.

WHAT ARE THE UTENSILS MADE OF?

Umeshiso utensils are made of culinary stainless steel. The color coatings, including the rainbow finish, are achieved with electroplating.

ARE THE UTENSILS DISHWASHER SAFE?

Yes, all Umeshiso utensils are dishwasher-safe.

WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS?

Umeshiso carries three spoon styles.

  • Big Dipper (for coffee & food): 7.5” long
  • Little Dipper (for coffee & food): 6.4” long
  • Mini Dipper (for tea, espresso,  spices, etc): 4.25” long

🥄 THE BIG DIPPER is light weight with a long handle. It has a wide, flat bowl. It is great for food and coffee cupping. When used for cupping, it has dual functionality and works great for both skimming and slurping. When used for regular food purposes, it’s great for anything you can do with a spoon – cereal, soup, ice cream, you name it.

BIG DIPPER SPECS

  • Total Length: 7.5” / 19 cm
  • Handle Length: 5.5 in / 14 cm
  • Bowl Diameter: 2 in / 5 cm
  • Bowl Depth: 0.25 in / 0.6 cm
  • Volume Capacity: Approx. 1 tablespoon of liquid
  • Weight: 44 – 46g

🥄 THE LITTLE DIPPER is heavier with a shorter handle and deeper bowl. It is great for food and coffee cupping. When used for cupping, it’s a perfect slurping spoon. The deeper bowl prevents spillage, allowing you to fully focus on the coffee. When used for regular food purposes, it’s great for tasting sauces and broths and anything else you can do with a spoon – cereal, soup, ice cream, you name it.

LITTLE DIPPER SPECS

  • Total Length: 6.4 in  / 16.25 cm
  • Handle Length: 4.5 in / 11.5 cm
  • Bowl Diameter: 1.9 in / 4.8 cm
  • Bowl Depth: 0.5 in / 1.1 cm
  • Volume Capacity: Approx. 1 tablespoon of liquid
  • Weight: 56 – 58g

🥄 THE MINI DIPPER is our smallest spoon. It is a demitasse spoon, also called a tea spoon or an espresso spoon. It is perfect for stirring espresso and tea, portioning sugar and seasonings, stirring the bloom of a pourover, really anything you can do with a tiny spoon.

MINI DIPPER SPECS

  • Total Length: 4.25 in / 10.75 cm
  • Handle Length: 3 in / 7.5 cm
  • Bowl Length: 4.25 in / 10.75cm
  • Bowl Width: 0.75 / 2cm
  • Bowl Depth: 0.125 in / 0.3 cm
  • Volume Capacity: Approx. 1 ML of liquid
  • Weight: 11 – 13g

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Delivery & Policies

UMESHISO SHIPS ONLY TO US & CANADA, BUT OUR STOCKISTS SHIP EVERYWHERE.

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CUSTOMS & IMPORT TAXES

Canadian buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Umeshiso is not responsible for delays due to customs.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

We gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations. Just contact us within 3 days of delivery and send items back to us within 7 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

CANCELLATIONS

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ORDER?

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