Janet Mock

Author; Feminist; Transgender Rights Activist; TV Host & Founder of #GirlsLikeUs

Janet Mock Biography

Janet Mock is the author of two memoirs, "Redefining Realness" and "Surpassing Certainty," the host of the conversation series, "Never Before," a contributing editor and columnist for Allure, and a feminist intent on tackling stigma through storytelling.

Janet broke ground in 2014 with the release of her first book "Redefining Realness," a pioneering and profound memoir which was the first biography written from the perspective of a young trans person. It debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014 and Janet was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for Super Soul Sunday. Her second book, "Surpassing Certainty," a memoir about the years in her life when she was not public about being trans, was praised by Kirkus as a “defining chronicle of strength and spirit…brimming with liberated self-discovery.”

On January 21, 2017, the sought-after speaker and advocate (who founded #GirlsLikeUs and #TransBookDrive) addressed millions on stage at the Women’s March on Washington, where she urged for an intersectional and inclusive movement that included all women: trans women, undocumented people, sex workers and disabled folk. “I stand here today, most of all, because I am my sister’s keeper…Our approach to freedom need not be identical, but it must be intersectional and inclusive.”

Janet began her media career at People.com (People magazine’s website), where she worked for five years climbing the ranks at Time Inc. from Staff Writer to Staff Editor upon her departure in 2012. She has since produced the HBO documentary "The Trans List," where she conducted all interviews and worked with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. She also created the column “Beauty Beyond Binaries” for Allure.com, which broke ground by exploring pretty privilege, and the interview podcast Never Before for Lenny Letter with Pineapple Street Media, which has featured Tina Knowles-Lawson, Rep. Maxine Waters and Lena Dunham. She also served as a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" (interviewing Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Tambor), a contributing editor for Marie Claire (for which she wrote the November 2016 cover story on Nicki Minaj), and an on-air contributor and host for MSNBC, where she helmed the groundbreaking series, "So POPular!" interviewing Lena Dunham, Salma Hayek, Issa Rae, and Amber Rose, cohosted the 2015 Global Citizen Festival with Alex Wagner and Willie Geist, filled in for Melissa Harris-Perry, executive-produced the original docu-series, "Beyond My Body."

Born in Hawaii, Janet’s story of growing up trans caught the nation’s attention in a 2011 Marie Claire article. Since then she’s become a millennial media powerhouse. Variety named her one of its 2017 “Power of Women,” TIME called her one of “the most influential people on the Internet” and one of “12 new faces of black leadership” while Fast Company named her one of 2015’s “most creative people in business.”

Janet has been interviewed on "Wendy Williams," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "Desus & Mero," and "Real Time with Bill Maher." Her writing has appeared in Lenny Letter, The New Yorker, Marie Claire, and The Advocate. She wrote the foreword for famed photographer Mark Seliger’s collection, On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories, contributed to the anthology, The Feminist Utopia Project, and has appeared on the covers of Paper, OUT and C☆NDY magazines. The Ms. Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Feminist Press, GLSEN, Shorty Awards and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project have all honored Janet for her work.

A native of Honolulu, Janet attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earned her MA in journalism from New York University, and serves on the board of the Arcus Foundation. She lives in New York City with her husband Aaron and their dog Cleo.

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Janet Mock Videos

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Janet Mock Videos

Trans Author & Activist Janet Mock at Women's March: "I Am My ...
Janet Mock: I was born a baby, not a boy - YouTube
Janet Mock Keynote Speech - 2012 HBGC Youth Empowerment ...
Janet Mock - 2013 Out & Equal Workplace Summit - YouTube
Janet Mock Speaks at USC: Fighting for #GirlsLikeUs - YouTube

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