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Raquel Willis

Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Activist; Executive Editor of "Out" & Former National Organizer for Transgender Law Center

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Raquel Willis Biography

Raquel Willis is a Black transgender activist, award-winning writer, and media strategist dedicated to elevating the dignity of marginalized people, particularly Black transgender people. Throughout her career, Willis has held impactful positions like Director of Communications for The Ms. Foundation, executive editor of Out magazine, and a national organizer for Transgender Law Center (TLC).

In 2018, she founded Black Trans Circles, a project of TLC, focused on developing the leadership of Black trans women in the South and Midwest by creating healing justice spaces to work through oppression-based trauma and incubating community organizing efforts to address anti-trans murder and violence.

During her time at Out, she published the Trans Obituaries Project to highlight the epidemic of violence against trans women of color and developed a community-sourced 13-point framework to end the epidemic. This project won a GLAAD Media Award. Willis is a thought leader on gender, race and intersectionality. She’s experienced in online publications, organizing marginalized communities for social change, non-profit media strategy and public speaking while using digital activism as a major tool of resistance and liberation.

She will be releasing her debut memoir about her coming of identity and activism with St. Martin’s Press in 2022.

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    Booking fees for Raquel Willis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raquel Willis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Activist; Executive Editor of "Out" & Former National Organizer for Transgender Law Center

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Raquel Willis Biography

Raquel Willis is a Black transgender activist, award-winning writer, and media strategist dedicated to elevating the dignity of marginalized people, particularly Black transgender people. Throughout her career, Willis has held impactful positions like Director of Communications for The Ms. Foundation, executive editor of Out magazine, and a national organizer for Transgender Law Center (TLC).

In 2018, she founded Black Trans Circles, a project of TLC, focused on developing the leadership of Black trans women in the South and Midwest by creating healing justice spaces to work through oppression-based trauma and incubating community organizing efforts to address anti-trans murder and violence.

During her time at Out, she published the Trans Obituaries Project to highlight the epidemic of violence against trans women of color and developed a community-sourced 13-point framework to end the epidemic. This project won a GLAAD Media Award. Willis is a thought leader on gender, race and intersectionality. She’s experienced in online publications, organizing marginalized communities for social change, non-profit media strategy and public speaking while using digital activism as a major tool of resistance and liberation.

She will be releasing her debut memoir about her coming of identity and activism with St. Martin’s Press in 2022.

Raquel Willis Videos

  • Raquel Willis on her new series about the transgender community ...
    Mar 23, 2022 ... Activist and former executive editor for "Out Magazine," Raquel Willis, previews her new series and joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss...
  • Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis: Keeping Transgender Youth ...
    May 21, 2021 ... Check out upcoming Nation Events: https://www.thenation.com/events/Subscribe to The Nation at a discounted rate: ...
  • Trans Day of Visibility: Activists Chase Strangio & Raquel Willis ...
    Mar 31, 2021 ... On Trans Day of Visibility, we look at the wave of anti-trans laws being enacted across the U.S., with dozens more anti-trans bills...

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  • How to book Raquel Willis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Raquel Willis for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Raquel Willis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Raquel Willis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Raquel Willis?

    Booking fees for Raquel Willis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raquel Willis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Raquel Willis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raquel Willis for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raquel Willis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raquel Willis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raquel Willis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Raquel Willis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Raquel Willis for your event is available upon request. Raquel Willis generally travels from Oakland, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Shane Ortega, Kylar Broadus, LZ Granderson and Munroe Bergdorf. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raquel Willis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Raquel Willis Speaker Videos

  • Raquel Willis on her new series about the transgender community ...
    Mar 23, 2022 ... Activist and former executive editor for "Out Magazine," Raquel Willis, previews her new series and joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss what it ...
    Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis: Keeping Transgender Youth ...
    May 21, 2021 ... Check out upcoming Nation Events: https://www.thenation.com/events/Subscribe to The Nation at a discounted rate: ...
  • Trans Day of Visibility: Activists Chase Strangio & Raquel Willis ...
    Mar 31, 2021 ... On Trans Day of Visibility, we look at the wave of anti-trans laws being enacted across the U.S., with dozens more anti-trans bills making ...
    TIME's "Voices Of The Future" Women's Summit
    Raquel Willis on the power of intersectional activism.
  • Raquel Willis speaks at Black Trans Lives Matter march
    Exactly one week ago, on Sunday, June 14th, Black trans women made history. Thousands of New Yorkers filled the streets to protest the global pandemic of violence towards Black trans people.
    Drag Race & Politics With Out's First Trans Executive Editor
    Raquel Willis is talking drag. She doesn’t get to much these days, busy as she is crisscrossing the country in her new role as executive editor of Out magazine ― the first trans person to hold...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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