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  • Published: 18 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593315392
  • Imprint: Random House Diversified
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $29.99
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Year of the Tiger

An Activist's Life



From the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, and the editor of the acclaimed anthology Disability Visibility, this groundbreaking memoir in essays offers a glimpse into an activist's journey to finding and cultivating community and the continued fight for disability justice.

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.

  • Published: 18 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593315392
  • Imprint: Random House Diversified
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the author

Alice Wong

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. Alice is also the host and co-producer of the Disability Visibility podcast and co-partner in a number of collaborations such as #CripTheVote and Access Is Love. She has been published or featured in The New York Times, Eater, Teen Vogue, the CNN original series United Shades of America, Transom, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Vice, and BuzzFeed. From 2013 to 2015, Alice served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. You can follow her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf. For more: disabilityvisibilityproject.com.

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Praise for Year of the Tiger

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Ms. Magazine • Electric Lit "Essential." —Karla J. Strand, Ms. Magazine "Phenomenal." —R.O. Kwon, Electric Lit, "62 Books by Women of Color to Read in 2022"

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