Sinister Wisdom 120: Asian Lesbians

Sinister Wisdom 120: Asian Lesbians is a thick issue with over 300 pages and contributors from the United States and around the world! Issue editor Vi Khi Nao describes it as "designed to be highly ambitious, all-encompassing and inclusive, tender and provocative, experimental and cliché, fragile and resilient, vulnerable and hardcore, dynamic and demonstrative, embarrassing and awkward, perfect and incomplete, tantalizing and boring, garrulous and reticent, overwhelming and microscopic, cosmic and delirious, emotional and cephalic, erotic and mundane, and mostly Asian and female and queer and specific, just for you. I want this anthology to make you feel less isolated in your desire. To experience the beauty and vulnerability and depth of talent from all over the world and to know that your art, your desire, your Asian-ness has a home and is validated."

(Sinister Wisdom 120: Asian Lesbians published Spring 2021.)

Sinister Wisdom 120: Asian Lesbians is SOLD OUT. The ebook is available here.


April 2021

Director Conversation with filmmaker Jennifer Abod about her new film NICE CHINESE GIRLS DON'T.

View the chat transcript here.

The full video of the Sinister Wisdom 120: Asian Lesbians Launch Event

View the chat transcript here.

These videos, and all of Sinister Wisdom's recorded programs, are also available on our YouTube page:


"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven