I got to interview one of the women who helped shape my image of self as a young woman via her work on “Girlfriends.” Now, she’s back on TV with ABC’s “Black-ish,” and she joined me as I filled in for Larry King on his new talk series. We discussed feminism, race and gender on TV, Diana Ross, hair and so much more. 

Watch us go in on Hulu or Ora.TV

A sneak peek at my interview with the one and only Tracee Ellis Ross, whom I grilled about her first kiss, celeb crush and more (feminism, style, her mother Diana Ross, her new show Black-ish on ABC, and the legacy of GIRLFRIENDS!) during our wide-ranging convo when I filled in for Larry King on his new talk series, Larry King Now. 

Our full convo will premiere tonight on Hulu + Ora.TV!

housingworksbookstore:

 Event Announcment: Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-chief of Rookie, in Conversation with Janet Mock 

Join us to celebrate the release of Rookie Yearbook Three, a compendium of the best of the online magazine’s third year, including interviews, artwork, and new contributions from some of Rookie’s favorite people. Tavi Gevinson, rookiemag’s editor-in-chief, and Janet Mock, author and advocate, will field and discuss questions from Rookie readers. General admission tickets only $8! More info.

So looking forward to teaming up with Tavi to celebrate the release of Rookie Yearbook Three, which my interview is featured in. 

housingworksbookstore:

Event Announcment: Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-chief of Rookie, in Conversation with Janet Mock

Join us to celebrate the release of Rookie Yearbook Three, a compendium of the best of the online magazine’s third year, including interviews, artwork, and new contributions from some of Rookie’s favorite people. Tavi Gevinson, rookiemag’s editor-in-chief, and Janet Mock, author and advocate, will field and discuss questions from Rookie readers. General admission tickets only $8! More info.

So looking forward to teaming up with Tavi to celebrate the release of Rookie Yearbook Three, which my interview is featured in. 

glossophiliqueer-for-now:

#janetmock #dammitjanet #rockyhorror #rhps #transgenderproblems #TransPride #girlslikeus

I love the interwebs and all the amazing people on it.

Frankly, the mischaracterization of the glorious Mrs. Huxtable as “benign” and “reassuring” turned me into an angry black woman. One of Clair’s most admirable qualities — something I took notice as a child growing up in the early ’90s — was that she never bit her tongue. Her ability to express her frustration with the world and slay anyone in an argument, including her husband, her children and any person who disagreed with her views of the world, was aspirational. And seeing this vocal and sharp portrayal of a black woman and TV mother on primetime was revolutionary.
—from my latest essay, In Defense of Clair Huxtable & the Angry Black Woman In TV & Beyond

Frankly, the mischaracterization of the glorious Mrs. Huxtable as “benign” and “reassuring” turned me into an angry black woman. One of Clair’s most admirable qualities — something I took notice as a child growing up in the early ’90s — was that she never bit her tongue. Her ability to express her frustration with the world and slay anyone in an argument, including her husband, her children and any person who disagreed with her views of the world, was aspirational. And seeing this vocal and sharp portrayal of a black woman and TV mother on primetime was revolutionary.

—from my latest essay, In Defense of Clair Huxtable & the Angry Black Woman In TV & Beyond

So I put my arms down and wrapped them around me. I began healing by embracing myself through the foreboding darkness until the sunrise shone on my face.
ethiopienne:

Janet Mock looking celestial.

Excuse my vanity.

ethiopienne:

Janet Mock looking celestial.

Excuse my vanity.

Grown Woman -- An Interview with Janet Mock by Dunni Oduyemi

thefeministpress:

"Feminism, to me, is about enabling us to define ourselves, to have all of the choices that we want, and then to help one another have even more choices—whether that’s bodily autonomy, whether that’s choosing who you want to have sex with and who you want to be with, what you want to wear, how you want to present yourself, what your gender expression is, what your sexuality is—all of those things. This coalition of women, men, and nonbinary people, to figure out and create more and more spaces where we can all show up as ourselves and feel liberated and be liberated."

thoughtsofalexx:

So excited to read this!

LOVE IT! <3

thoughtsofalexx:

So excited to read this!

LOVE IT! <3

The other night, I found myself queening out to this song by Zeke Thomas, off of my dear friend Ed Jamele’s label Gorilla Records.

Bye, Felicia! Get it here