Three years ago, I first told my story in Marie Claire. Today, I am proud to announce that I am joining the magazine’s editorial team as a Contributing Editor. In my role, I will write for the print and online versions of the magazine, act as a brand ambassador and contribute insight and ideas about culture and beauty, politics and pop culture.

Three years ago, I first told my story in Marie Claire. Today, I am proud to announce that I am joining the magazine’s editorial team as a Contributing Editor. In my role, I will write for the print and online versions of the magazine, act as a brand ambassador and contribute insight and ideas about culture and beauty, politics and pop culture.

I don’t want to be basic. I want to be excellent.
takepartlive:

Last night Janet Mock co-hosted the show and tonight she will again too! 

Side-eyeing on set. I’m back again tonight, guest hosting TAKE PART LIVE with Meghan McCain and Jacob Soboroff. Tune in at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Pivot. You can also watch the latest episode here.

takepartlive:

Last night Janet Mock co-hosted the show and tonight she will again too! 

Side-eyeing on set. I’m back again tonight, guest hosting TAKE PART LIVE with Meghan McCain and Jacob Soboroff. Tune in at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Pivot. You can also watch the latest episode here.

Keep calm and keep Redefining Realness. 
Image created by Chris Tuttle. 

Keep calm and keep Redefining Realness

Image created by Chris Tuttle

Author Janet Mock Breaks Through the Isolation for Trans Women of Color

I appreciate Jenn M. Jackson for doing this interview after reading my book and wanting it to be published in a black space. I’m even more grateful the lessons its showed her regarding trolling of trans women of color within communities of color, as she’s shared on Twitter

Sometimes we must occupy spaces of communities even if they don’t want us to be there. It’s vital to transforming spaces. It’s what I learned from Barbara Smith (Happy 40th anniversary Combahee River Collective!), from Audre Lorde…sometimes the trolls are your own people, they come from all sides, and as Zora Neale Hurston said: 

“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” 

blackwomynreadingcollective:

currently reading: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Beautiful. Black. Brilliance. 

blackwomynreadingcollective:

currently reading: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Beautiful. Black. Brilliance. 

maichan808:

Janet Mock and Jewlyes Gutierrez at SF Pride 2014

Sorry for the horrible gif quality, but I wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful trans women recognized in this year’s Pride. Chelsea Manning was also an Honorary Grand Marshall.

I live for a good pageant wave. And it was beyond lovely to hang with Jewlyes yesterday at SF Pride!

Video: Janet Mock on Beyonce's Feminism: 'Gender Equality and Sexuality Don't Have to Be Mutually Exclusive'

I joined Alicia Menendez to discuss Beyonce, feminism, her sexuality and body and image in time for the launch of her “On the Run” tour.

And what’s the only thing, I think, Beyonce shouldn’t do on her new concert? (hint: It involved “Drunk In Love”)

Images from Refinery29’s feature, “real people who are changing what ‘beautiful’ means.” — http://www.refinery29.com/alternative-beauty

In it, I discuss being feminine on purpose, how beauty can allow us to express and adorn ourselves while also trapping us when pressured to fit an elusive mold.

Hair by Andrew Fitzsimons; makeup by Wendi Miyake. Photography by Kristiina Wilson.

SOURCE: http://www.refinery29.com/alternative-beauty

fuckyeahlavernecox:

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Some thoughts I shared with Alicia Menendez about intolerant teachers and how one actually nearly pushed me out of school as I transitioned as a sophomore in high school. 

You can watch the entire clip at Fusion!