I’ve made it in THE Essence, as we black girls lovingly call the magazine. Pick up the January 2014 issue now for an exclusive excerpt of my upcoming book Redefining Realness.
“Courageous! Told with a spirit of raw honesty that moves beyond confession to redemptive revelation, this book is a life map for transformation—for changing minds. A heart-rending autobiography of love, longing, and fulfillment.”
I made the decision to be silent on Trans Day of Remembrance to take care of myself and gather thoughts about the framing of trans womanhood in relation to violence, death and tragedy. Here’s the essay I wrote during that time of personal solitude and reflection.
“My dream started by seeing Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show,” says Mock. “I wanted to be her; I wanted to be beautiful, be successful, and maybe have a great family and a brownstone in Brooklyn.” As she explained in her contribution to the “It Gets Better” project, “My gender was my very first ‘This I know for sure’ moment, as Oprah likes to call it.”
Pics from out mini photo shoot by Janet’s house!
I live for all of this, especially Lexi’s TWoC goddesses Tee!
Guys I met Janet Mock tonight! I am in just complete awe at her beauty and her story and just everything she does for the Trans community. I’m so proud to have met her and gotten to talk to her and hear about everything she does. So wonderful!
Thanks for coming out last night!
You tumblr folk are the most creative, witty, outspoken, knowledgeable folk I know.
I want to tap into your greatness. Will you join me on Team #RedefiningRealness?
I need folk who want to create, who want to contribute their talent as graphic designers, illustrators, writers and lovers, who want to boost the message of my book (authenticity, truth, identity, self-love and self-revelation).
I know everyone is busy, so even if you can’t signup + commit to our creative collective, please signal-boost. Maybe someone in your network would be a great fit! <3