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Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life

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Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life

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.

Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life
by Alice Wong

  • Publication Date: September 6, 2022
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 0593315391
  • ISBN-13: 9780593315392