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Janet Mock          

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

Janet Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs, "Redefining Realness" and "Surpassing Certainty" about her journey as a Black and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) trans woman.

Mock is also a writer, director, and producer, most known for her path-clearing and historic work on the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series, "Pose," which has assembled the largest cast of trans actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series. With Pose, Mock made television history as the first trans woman of color to write, direct, and produce for a series.

Mock's other credits include Netflix’s limited series Hollywood, a revisionist take on 1940s show business, and the global true-crime sensation, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The Honolulu native is the recipient of many honors, including Harvard University’s Artist of the Year Award, the PEN Center’s Award of Honor, ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Award, and TIME’s 100 most influential people list. A passionate collector of Black art and an in-demand speaker and lecturer, Mock serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Museum and the Arcus Foundation for social justice.


Janet Mock On The Power Of Embracing Her Transgender Identity
Less than five years ago, Janet Mock was like any other career woman in New York City, happily devoted to her job as a staff editor for People.com. She later ...
Janet Mock Shares Her Transgender Journey with Oprah Winfrey ...
In the season finale of Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, former PEOPLE.com editor Janet Mock sits down with the talk show host to discuss her experience as a ...

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