Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer, public health consultant, cultural competency trainer, public speaker, and spoken word performer. He is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, which illuminates trans experience from a Chinese American and mixed heritage perspective, and transforms the memoir genre into a cultural competency tool. Willy has provided LGBTQ and trans-specific training and consultation services for hundreds of community health organizations, educational institutions, and businesses. He is the recipient of a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Award, and the Transgender Law Center Vanguard Award, and is recognized on the Trans 100, a national list of notable trans people. He lives in Oakland, California with his creative, adventurous partner and three clever kids in elementary, middle, and high school. Learn more at www.willywilkinson.com.
Left: Cody T. Williams.
Book cover: Reenie Raschke, Reenie Images