Jiaqing Wilson-Yang graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from York University. She completed her placement and worked at the Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area (SACHA). She has worked for many years with queer and trans youth doing outreach and support, and facilitating art based workshops and groups. In 2013, she worked as the outreach and program coordinator of a program focussed on trans women survivors of sexual violence in Ontario. In recent years, she has been part of an all trans research team working with trans women to establish the research priorities of trans women affected by HIV/AIDS in Canada, called The Trans Priorities Project. She has spoken at several gender based violence events about the importance of recognizing the work of trans women, sex workers, and women of colour. In past years she has worked with Rainbow Health Ontario delivering trans cultural humility trainings and facilitated groups for trans youth and their parents.
Outside of work, Jiaqing writes fiction and poetry about trans people of colour, connection to ancestors, and settler of colour roles in colonization. Her first novel, Small Beauty, won the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction.
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