Raquel Willis Pays Homage to Black Transgender Ancestors and Urges Us All to Elevate the Work of Current Black Queer and Trans Trailblazers

Raquel Willis is proud to sit “in such amazing company” alongside the members of her The Root 100 class.

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“This year there are probably more Black trans folks honored on the list than ever before,” said the writer, activist, and director of communications for the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Willis shares her hope and vision of a more liberated future for all Black people, as well as a message to her fellow The Root 100 honorees in the video above. Check it out.

Jessica Moulite is an award-winning Video Producer at The Root passionate about dismantling unjust societal power structures and all things Black culture. She's also probably watching “Living Single.”

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