How fly is the greeting of queer and trans colorful gorgeousness I received from students at Oberlin college tonight befits my talk?!

How fly is the greeting of queer and trans colorful gorgeousness I received from students at Oberlin college tonight befits my talk?!

redefiningrealness:

Through Janet, I’ve learned to love me more. For this, I thank her.
As I go on, I hope to inspire girls like me to become women like her.
I am Hope.
I am a risk taker, activist, lover, father, and man.
I am #RedefiningRealness.
Follow me on twitter or check out my website!

Everything. Share your selfie and story now. 

redefiningrealness:

Through Janet, I’ve learned to love me more. For this, I thank her.

As I go on, I hope to inspire girls like me to become women like her.

I am Hope.

I am a risk taker, activist, lover, father, and man.

I am #RedefiningRealness.

Follow me on twitter or check out my website!

Everything. Share your selfie and story now

Proud to be ELIXHER’s cover girl! In the Body Issue we create a space to celebrate our bodies, our narratives and our truths.
I’ve written about my experience shooting the cover and helping shape the theme of the issue with ELIXHER editor in chief Kimberley McLeod.
Lastly, I will be joined by Kimberley and the other queer women of the Body Issue who bravely bare all — Kim Crosby, Mia McKenzie and Tiona McClodden — on Thursday April 24 for a LIVE conversation via Google Hangouts at 3pm ET/12pm PT.

Proud to be ELIXHER’s cover girl! In the Body Issue we create a space to celebrate our bodies, our narratives and our truths.

I’ve written about my experience shooting the cover and helping shape the theme of the issue with ELIXHER editor in chief Kimberley McLeod.

Lastly, I will be joined by Kimberley and the other queer women of the Body Issue who bravely bare all — Kim Crosby, Mia McKenzie and Tiona McClodden — on Thursday April 24 for a LIVE conversation via Google Hangouts at 3pm ET/12pm PT.

Can we talk about how fly these buttons are? 
They were created by The Multicultural Center at UW-Madison, an initiative called Crossroads, which hosted me last night for a talk about Redefining Realness.
I will wear the one with my name sharing space with TWoC legends, Miss Major, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera until it falls off my chest!

Can we talk about how fly these buttons are? 

They were created by The Multicultural Center at UW-Madison, an initiative called Crossroads, which hosted me last night for a talk about Redefining Realness.

I will wear the one with my name sharing space with TWoC legends, Miss Major, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera until it falls off my chest!

redefiningrealness:

I’m turning 30 this summer and just moved into my own place. I am a pansexual woman of color living with Cerebral Palsy. I am also a survivor of assault.
I don’t know that I have a specific story, but many rolled into one.
I live them all each day, for better or worse. I am growing more comfortable in my skin, embracing my newfound independence, and learning to truly love my body just the way it is.
I am #redefiningrealness by striving to create awareness for people with disabilities in the LGBTQAIP community. I want us to be able to stand beside our able-bodied counterparts and be represented. I want people with disabilities to explore and embrace their sexuality and intersecting identities. I want us to be known as multi-dimensional individuals with much to offer.
Janet has taught me to love my curly hair and to be unapologetic and authentic, but, most of all, she has taught me to be and love my WHOLE self every day.
I am Jess: self proclaimed pretty, pansexual, palsy paradox.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.

I <3 Jess! Thanks so much for sharing your story on I AM #RedefiningRealness.

redefiningrealness:

I’m turning 30 this summer and just moved into my own place. I am a pansexual woman of color living with Cerebral Palsy. I am also a survivor of assault.

I don’t know that I have a specific story, but many rolled into one.

I live them all each day, for better or worse. I am growing more comfortable in my skin, embracing my newfound independence, and learning to truly love my body just the way it is.

I am #redefiningrealness by striving to create awareness for people with disabilities in the LGBTQAIP community. I want us to be able to stand beside our able-bodied counterparts and be represented. I want people with disabilities to explore and embrace their sexuality and intersecting identities. I want us to be known as multi-dimensional individuals with much to offer.

Janet has taught me to love my curly hair and to be unapologetic and authentic, but, most of all, she has taught me to be and love my WHOLE self every day.

I am Jess: self proclaimed pretty, pansexual, palsy paradox.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

I <3 Jess! Thanks so much for sharing your story on I AM #RedefiningRealness.

Today, I am humbled to have led a conversation on HuffPost Live about the life and passing of For Brown Girls founder Karyn Washington and what her completion of suicide highlights for us all &#8212; specifically communities of color and &#8220;strong black women&#8221; everywhere.


Grateful to Tai&#8217;sha Gooden, Terrie M. Williams and Ty Alexander for joining me and my co-host Marc Lamont Hill. Watch our segment here.

Today, I am humbled to have led a conversation on HuffPost Live about the life and passing of For Brown Girls founder Karyn Washington and what her completion of suicide highlights for us all — specifically communities of color and “strong black women” everywhere.

Grateful to Tai’sha Gooden, Terrie M. Williams and Ty Alexander for joining me and my co-host Marc Lamont Hill. Watch our segment here.

The profiling and over policing of trans women of color&#8217;s lives will no longer stand &#8212; and Monica Jones is the embodiment of resistance and brilliance.

More info: http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/2014/04/11/guilty-verdict-for-monica-jones-reveals-broken-legal-system-urgent-need-for-action/

The profiling and over policing of trans women of color’s lives will no longer stand — and Monica Jones is the embodiment of resistance and brilliance.

More info: http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/2014/04/11/guilty-verdict-for-monica-jones-reveals-broken-legal-system-urgent-need-for-action/

The 2014 Trans 100 (U.S.) Digital Booklet

smartassjen:

I’m amazed at how much more in happening in our community than any of us realize. This is just a glimpse at some it, but one worth taking.

YES!

(Source: trans100)

HuffPost Live: Janet Mock Co-Hosts Her First Segment on Marissa Alexander

Today, I co-hosted my first segment on HuffPost Live alongside Marc Lamont Hill. We discussed the Marissa Alexander case, “Stand Your Ground” and protecting black women with Esther Armah, Dr. Brittney Cooper and Aaron Laramore. 

redefiningrealness:

When I came out as trans, I had no idea what my life would become. I am so glad it has turned out a hundred times better than I ever imagined. I am lucky.
I am Blake.
I am caring, determined, learning and evolving.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.

Go Blake! Submit your selfie.

redefiningrealness:

When I came out as trans, I had no idea what my life would become. I am so glad it has turned out a hundred times better than I ever imagined. I am lucky.

I am Blake.

I am caring, determined, learning and evolving.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

Go Blake! Submit your selfie.