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In addition, some of the issues of Sinister Wisdom are still available from Sinister Wisdom in print format. Visit this page to view and order available issues in print.

Beginning in 2017, Sinister Wisdom started to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in 2026 with the "Croning Project." You can see the Croning Project tributes here.

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Here is the database of Sinister Wisdom 1 through Sinister Wisdom 126 with authors and titles. (Clicking this link will take you to a Google Sheets document.) Gratitude to Megan Welsh, Sierra Earle, Ivy Clarke, and a number of other interns for compiling and organizing this database with subsequent contributions from other Sinister Wisdom interns.

Sinister Wisdom is indexed in the following databases: Gender Studies Database, Women’s Studies International, and Feminist Periodicals. Consult your librarian for more information.

Enjoy this wonderful herstory of Sinister Wisdom.

Extraordinary gratitude to Megan Welsh and many other interns for initiating the compilation of the contributor and article database for Sinister Wisdom and for a host of other interns who contributed to it until completion!


"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