Meet internationally acclaimed transgender rights activist Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty – memoirs that share her experiences of growing up poor, multiracial and trans in America, and her journey into the highly competitive New York media. Mock draws on her experience as a journalist and prominent trans woman to speak about the power of storytelling in media and popular culture, the history of trans women in feminist, LGBTI and social justice movements, and the importance of visibility and voice.
About the Writer:
Janet Mock is a writer and activist who creates, critiques, and contributes to media in an effort to expand society’s limited portrait of womanhood. Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness and host of So POPular! – a weekly MSNBC digital series about culture. She is a sought-after speaker and the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project that empowers trans women. She was featured in the HBO documentary The Out List and went on to produce and interview for The Trans List. She’s been interviewed on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report and The Nightly Show. She’s also been profiled by Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, Rookie, Salon, Slate, Feministing, Bitch and more. The Ms. Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Feminist Press, GLSEN, Shorty Awards and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project have honoured Mock for her work. She’s appeared on the Out 100, Root 100 and GOOD 100.