Sumu Tasib


Sumu (Su) Tasib is an author and scientist living in Seattle, Washington, and was selected as a 2023 Jack Straw Writer. A Boy Named Su is their first book, a collection of non-fiction stories and essays about their journey with genderqueerness. Su also hosts the Queer Kahani podcast, a series of bite-sized queer stories and discussions. They are currently working on a collection of short stories, the first of which, "Through the Walls," was selected for inclusion in the 2022 Seattle Erotic Arts Festival (SEAF) and appears in the SEAF Literary Art Anthology 2022. Su's poetry has also been published in the SEAF Literary Art Anthology 2023, and received the 2023 Literary Editor's Choice Award. Su has also been invited to be a featured writer for SEAF 2024. In 2024, Su's poem "Bus Stop" was selected for 4Culture's Poetry in Public: Places of Landing project (formerly Poetry on Buses), and will appear on trains and buses throughout the Puget Sound later this year.

Su's book can be found at the Elliott Bay Book Company and at; selected chapters and other writings are also available on Medium. Su uses he/they pronouns.

Interviews and Media


Su can be reached via email (, facebook (sumu.tasib), or instagram (@sumu_tasib). Su is available for readings and talks/discussions on the gender spectrum; contact them directly for bookings.