About the Strong Athletic Asian Flowy Muscle Tank Top
The Story Behind the Strong Athletic Asian FLowy Muscle Tank
In the Fall of 2019, Shaolynn, athlete for London Roller Derby and Team England Roller Derby, approached Strong Athletic about making a Strong Athletic Asian shirt. We were stoked to get the request and said, "yes!". Shaolynn is part of the group "Asian Derby Skaters".
This is what Shaolynn said about the request for the shirt:
"Being Asian comes with a heavy set of stereotypes. Submissive, petite, meek, exotic, fetishized, and often considered the “model minority”. But we don’t fit those stereotypes. We’re not here to be quiet and subservient. The community of Asian Derby Skaters wants to stand up, be heard, and represent the strong athletes that we all are, in all our forms, redefining all the cultures we come from."
$2 from every shirt made has been donated to Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers, a Toronto Based Taiko Drumming Feminist Collective. Find out more about this group on Instagram: @rawtaiko. Contact Strong Athletic to receive a copy of the donation receipt.
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This shirt is screen printed by hand in Austin, Texas by Amanda at the Screen Printing Coop. This shirt is also printed in the UK by Roller Derby City.
The words "Strong Athletic Asian" and the Strong Athletic logo are printed in yellow on the front, the logo is also printed on the back. The art on this shirt is based on the original Strong Athletic Woman design created by Cristen Perks. The Strong Athletic logo was created by Angel Ortega.