Looking for clearly queer Asian and Pacific Islander women in fiction? Look no further.
“We deserve to have art that is by us and for us and is us being complicated and depicting all our lives as they are, without simplifying or reassuring.”
This was supposed to be a book review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha’s new memoir “Dirty River.” But it’s actually the story of how reading my friend and queer aunty Leah’s brown femme poetry saved me, made me a writer, and totally revolutionized my love and sex life.
“This memoir will appeal to those seeking a gritty, glorious, multi-layered story of homecoming and self-healing.”
Read these f*cking books.
Queer Canadian poets tend to be experimental, to push against boundaries. They tell it like it is, challenge our ways of thinking, and actively organize for change. Their words are hilarious, heartbreaking, and wise. Here are some queer Canadian poets — mostly female-identified — whose words have changed my world for the better.
I told myself 2015 was the year of living my truths. I’m excited to have a guide in this book, and in Leah’s soulful mission to love and be loved — the rest of it be damned.
Because every day should be celebrated with sexy lesbian poetry.
My mom raised me to know that listening deeply was just another thing that people could do, and comes from a tradition of tough ladies who survived by their sixth sense.