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Join our virtual reading with Ilana Masad, SJ Sindu, and Emma Copley Eisenberg as we raise funds for TGI Justice!

TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender-variant and intersex people, inside and outside of prisons, jails, and detention centers, creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against human rights abuses, imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. We seek to create a world rooted in self-determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice.

On June 1st at 8pm ET, Ilana Masad, SJ Sindu, and Emma Copley Eisenberg will read from and discuss their latest work with Debutiful’s Adam Vitcavage.

To get your link to the Zoom reading, please send a $5 (or more) donation to TGI Justice and email a screenshot of your receipt to us at Then we will send you the link to the event the day of the event.


Ilana Masad is a queer writer of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, NPR, StoryQuartlerly, Tin House’s Open Bar, 7×7, Catapult, Buzzfeed, and many more. Masad received a Masters in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently a doctoral student there. All My Mother’s Lovers, Masad’s first novel, came out in 2020. More at or @ilanaslightly on Twitter.

SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author of two literary novels, two hybrid chapbooks, and two forthcoming graphic novels. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award and the second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is currently a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Sindu’s newest work, a hybrid chapbook titled Dominant Genes, was published by Black Lawrence Press in February 2022. Sindu holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University and teaches at the University of Toronto Scarborough. More at or @sjsindu on Twitter/Instagram.

Emma Copley Eisenberg is a queer writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Esquire, Guernica, The Washington Post Magazine, and others. Her first book of nonfiction is The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia which was a New York Times Notable Book and Editor’s Choice of 2020, as well as nominated for an Edgar Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and an Anthony Bouchercon Award. Invested in diversifying access to reporting skills, she teaches the bi-monthly course Reporting for Creative Writers, and has taught creative writing at Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College, the University of Virginia, Catapult, and others. Raised in New York City, she lives in Philadelphia, where she directs Blue Stoop, a community hub for the literary arts. Her next two books, a novel and a collection of short stories, are forthcoming from Hogarth (Penguin Random House). Can’t live withouts include the works of Grace Paley and full fat ice cream.