Raquel Willis is a writer, activist, public speaker and media maven. Originally from Augusta, GA., she graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism in 2013 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Since graduation, she’s worked in media through newspapers and online publications.
Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Autostraddle, Medium’s Cuepoint and ForHarriet. She really wants to use her voice and talents to inspire and uplift marginalized individuals, particularly trans women of color. Her local activism work includes trans advocacy and working with the Solutions Not Punishments Coalition to alleviate the issues of mass incarceration and police brutality in Atlanta.