Writer and trans activist Janet Mock tells NBJC why she’s proud to be Black and trans! For Transgender Awareness Week, tweet your photos and testimonials @NBJContheMove with the hash tag #BlackTransProud. Or post them on our Facebook page.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Janet tells stories from her life on her blog, hosts a relationships podcastand web series called The Missing Piece with her boyfriend, photographer and filmmaker Aaron Tredwell, and is writing her forthcoming memoir, tentatively titled Fish Food, about her adolescent journey beyond gender.
A graduate of the University of Hawaii and New York University’s Master’s program in journalism, Janet lives, writes, and works as a Staff Editor at People.com in New York City, where she’s covered pop culture for more than five years.”
Ayana, Tracy Africa and Janet Mock at 21st Annual House of Latex Ball in NYC