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raquel willis


activist • writer a 🍑 in the big 🍎 debut memoir / 2023


🌸 BLOOM Memoir

5 posts

Black Trans History

24 posts


Tracey Africa Norman is #BlackTransHistory. She is the first Black trans model to achieve prominence. #BlackHistory #fyp #viral #nyfw #fashion #beauty created by raquel willis with Muni Long’s Time Machine
Layleen Polanco should still be here, period. But unfortunately she died in Rikers Island custody at the start of Pride Month in 2019. I've had the honor to follow her story and the movements her demise galvanized thanks in large part due to her sister, @melania_storm_c and my brother-friend @theelielcruz.

This seven-episode podcast will never be enough to serve
#Justice4Layleen , but hoping it can put some pressure on all of us to cherish the lives of Black and Latinx trans folks and end these crushing systems of oppression. State violence must go. Rikers must go. Sex work must be decriminalized. And trans voices must be heard. Explore why with the phenomenal @afterlives.pod crew starting tomorrow wherever you get podcasts.

Immense gratitude to:

Senior producer and scriptwriter: @dylanmheuer
associate producer: @pattnotpratt
Sound designer/engineer: Daisy Makes Radio Productions
Story editors: @aaronmedwards + @juliastmi
Fact Checking by Savannah Hugueley (hew-guh-lee).
Show artist: Mekhi Baldwin
Composer: @wazimaret
Production manager: Daisy Church.
Executive producers: @jaybrunson.us + me for @outspokenpodcasts
@mykaljune + @hownownoelbrown for @iheartmediaofficial
@verginger, Brandon Barr + LC Crowley for @schoolofhumans
AND our amazing guests that you'll meet through out the season.
SAVE + LISTEN via link in bio.
#transawarenessweek #tdov #truecrime #podcasts
I absolutely can not believe this dream is coming true. Thank you to @blackgirlbookfest for inviting me to sign some advanced copies of #TheRiskItTakesToBloom . And a big congrats to the whole team for celebrating Black girls and gworls in this powerful way. And shout out to all of the amazing booksellers that supported.

Support ya girl pre-ordering #Bloom via the link in bio. #booktok #lgbtqauthors #blackauthors #memoir #transgender
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