SJ Sindu

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SJ Sindu


Boston, MA

About Me

About Me

SJ Sindu is a writer and activist who focuses on traditionally silenced voices—the immigrant, the poor, the queer, the female-bodied, the non-Christian, the non-white. Sindu has an MA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sindu is a fan of fluidity, and likes to blend genres and genders. Sindu’s creative writing has appeared in Brevity, Water~Stone Review, Harpur Palate, The MacGuffin, Sinister Wisdom, and elsewhere. Currently Sindu is dividing time between two projects: a novel about a Sri Lankan American lesbian in a marriage of convenience, and a collection of nonfiction essays exploring issues of war and gender.

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Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Trans*, Genderqueer, "Label-Free", Femme




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What I Like

Favorite Books

Giovanni’s Room, Harry Potter, 1984, Borderlands/La Frontera, House on Mango Street, Civilwarland in Bad Decline, A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga

Favorite Queer Books

Female Masculinity, Skin, Exile and Pride, Beyond the Vale, Fun Home

Favorite Movies

But I’m a Cheerleader, Mulan, Bend It like Beckham

Favorite Documentaries

Kumare, Religulous, The Butch Factor

Favorite TV Shows

Sherlock, Merlin, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Eureka, The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory