Tabias Olajuawon-Wilson

Author, Theorist, BlaQueer Griot, Howard Law 2017

Tabias Olajuawon Wilson is a 26 year old BlaQueer/Non Binary, writer, poet, motivational speaker and scholar-activist. Recognized in 2012 as one of the "Top 100 Emerging LGBTQ Leaders" by the White House Office of Public Engagement, their work focuses on the intersections and compounded effects of race, law, sexuality and gender in the United States. A zealous advocate for reproductive and sexual rights, Olajuawon-Wilson also speaks regularly about HIV criminalization, vulnerability, critical love ethics and access to power within and across racial formations. Their blog, BlaQueerFlow: The Griots' Pen, features writers, artists and poets across the Queer, Latinx and African Diaspora as they delve into a communal process of knowledge production through storytelling, poetry and ongoing racial-sexual commentary. Tabias is currently a student at Howard Law (2017) and preparing to apply for African American/American Studies PhD Programs. Tabias' first offering "Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Re-membering of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance"--available on Amazon & Kindle--has been received and taught from spaces as diverse as DC queer collectives to Harvard Law and UC-Berkeley.