Redefining Realness

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Redefining Realness

My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

By Janet Mock

Atria Books, Hardcover, 9781476709123, 263pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2014

In her profound and courageous "New York Times" bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.
With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman's quest for self at all costs, "Redefining Realness" is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another and of ourselves showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.

About the Author
Janet Mockis a writer and advocate, lauded by theAnti-Violence Project, theCenter for American Progress, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University, worked as an editor at, andappeared in HBO s "The Out List". Find out more at