The Risk It Takes to Bloom | Raquel Willis | St. Martin's Publishing Group

The Risk It Takes to Bloom

On Life and Liberation

Raquel Willis

The Risk It Takes to Bloom

A passionate, powerful memoir by a trailblazing Black transgender activist, tracing her life of transformation and her work towards collective liberation.

“Raquel Willis’s powerful new memoir shows how she became the trailblazing Black transgender activist she is today.”
—TIME magazine

“A moving and generous testimony that is as personal as it is political.”
—Janet Mock, bestselling author

“With an unmistakable Southern charm and clarity, Willis generously exalts the Black trans experience.”
—Janelle Monae, entertainer and author of The Memory Librarian

“Essential reading. Deeply engaging with searing honesty and compassion.”
—Elliot Page, actor and author of Page Boy

“Will inspire anyone struggling to find their authentic life. I am so proud of Raquel’s continued willingness to be vulnerable and outspoken.”
—Selena Gomez, entertainer and producer

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