About the Strong Athletic Asian T-shirt
In the Fall of 2019, Shaolynn, skater 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 want 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."
$1 from every shirt sold will be donated to Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers, a Toronto Based Taiko Drumming Feminist Collective. Find out more about this group on Instagram: @rawtaiko
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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. This 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.
The shirt is an "all gender" t-shirt, which basically just means that the shirt is not designed to be clingy or form fitting, but rather looser around the stomach, hips and chest. It is sized to the average body size of a cis male. Most people who wear "men's" sizes will find the sizing typical to what they wear.