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Raquel Willis’ Risk to Bloom

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Imara chats with award-winning activist, author, and media strategist Raquel Willis about her new memoir The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation. It tells the story of Raquel’s remarkable life, from her childhood in Georgia to her groundbreaking work as a national trans rights organizer, thought leader, and co-founder of Transgender Week of Visibility and Action.

In this expansive conversation, Raquel shares what it was like to grow up Black and Catholic, her family’s response to her coming out, and the vulnerability of discussing her background in drag. The Risk It Takes to Bloom is on sale starting November 14, 2023.

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