Willy Wilkinson Willy Wilkinson

Writer, Public Health Consultant, Cultural Competency Trainer, Public Speaker, and Spoken Word Performer


Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning, mixed heritage, Asian American, transgender 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 within a Chinese American and mixed heritage framework, and transforms the memoir genre into a cultural competency tool. A dynamic and engaging speaker who is recognized widely for his expertise in transgender issues, Willy has provided training and consultation services for hundreds of community health organizations, educational institutions, and businesses on how to provide equal access for LGBTQ populations. Willy 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. He lives in Oakland, California with his three vibrant, young kids. Learn more at willywilkinson.com.

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