Welcome to Remarkable People. We’re on a mission to make you remarkable. Helping me in this episode is Raquel Willis.
Raquel is a multifaceted force for change—a trailblazing Black transgender activist, a gifted writer, a media strategist, and a passionate speaker. Her dedication to uplifting marginalized voices is at the core of her work, and she has made a profound impact on the LGBTQ and racial justice movements.
During this episode, we delve into Raquel’s journey, from her groundbreaking roles as the communications director for the Ms. Foundation to her time as the executive editor of Out magazine. We also explore her co-founding of Black Trans Circles, a project that is actively developing Black trans women leaders in the South and Midwest.
Raquel’s visionary work has garnered her numerous accolades, including ESSENCE’s Woke 100 Women, Forbes 30 Under 30, and a place on Fast Company’s inaugural Queer 50 list. She’s also recently released a thought-provoking book titled “The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation.”
This episode is a deep dive into Raquel’s activism, her dedication to social justice, and her mission to empower and uplift voices that have been historically marginalized. It’s a remarkable journey that promises to inspire.
Thank you for being part of the Remarkable People community, and together, let’s continue to champion change.
Please enjoy this remarkable episode, Raquel Willis: Leading the Transition Toward Equality