Raquel Willis county Laurel Washington, area District Of Columbia area District Of Columbia Rights queer death social folk Trans Booking Raquel Willis county Laurel Washington, area District Of Columbia area District Of Columbia

“I felt forever changed in that moment” Raquel Willis on life, liberation, and ego death

Reading now: 195
www.gaytimes.co.uk

The writer and public intellectual speaks to Jazmine Hughes about her radical memoir The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation.

Words by Jazmine Hughes Photography by Justin J. Wee Styled by Isaiah Dorty Stylist Assistance Trevon Smith Makeup by Laurel Charleston How useful it is, in the age of our phones – as our lives, our world, our education, our reality – that our intellectuals can traverse the screen with a bit of the ineffable, potent enough to slow us down.

Raquel Willis does not compete for attention. She does her work, and if you start to pay attention along the way, all the better. (Not to mention: what took you so long?) In a world where anyone can garner a following, and anything can become public, the role of “public figure” is no longer synonymous with having something to say.

Willis, though, is different, having caught attention for her words for decades. First, as a journalist, where she won a GLAAD Media award for her “Trans Obituaries Project,” and, increasingly, as a public speaker and activist.

Read more on gaytimes.co.uk
The website meaws.com is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News

DMCA