Representing Realness: A Conversation with Janet Mock

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
LC 102 See map
63 High St
New Haven, CT


Janet Mock, Contributing Editor at Marie Claire, will be at Yale to talk about her experience as a young trans woman. She’ll share her personal insight about identity, self-actualization, transformation, courage, and much more.
Co-sponsored by FLY and part of Trans*/gender Awareness Week at Yale.

About Janet Mock:
Janet Mock is a writer, cultural commentator, advocate for trans women’s rights and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Feminist cultural critic bell hooks called Janet’s memoir, “A lifemap for transformation,” while Melissa Harris-Perry said “Janet does what only great writers of autobiography accomplish—she tells a story of the self, which turns out to be a reflection of all humanity.” A board member at the Arcus Foundation, Janet has been called one of the smartest women on Twitter by Fast Company and her work has been recognized by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Anti-Violence Project, and Planned Parenthood. Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, Janet lives and writes in New York City, and has been fan-girling over Beyonce for 16 years. 
Book signing:
There will be a book signing immediately following the talk. Books are available for purchase at Atticus (you must bring a book to participate in signing- books will not be available for purchase).