Mock, Janet

Janet Mock, a trans woman of color, is an author, trans rights activist, television producer, and director who has become one of the most influential trans voices and advocates in mass media. This entry discusses the details of Mock’s journalism career, provides a summary of her memoirs, and describes the impact of her contributions to film and television.

Mock and the Media

Born in Honolulu, Hawai’i, on March 10, 1983, Mock relocated to New York City to pursue a graduate degree in journalism from New York University (2006) after completing her undergraduate education at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa (2004). In New York City, Mock worked as a staff editor at People magazine for 5 years and lived as “stealth”—a term used within trans communities that ...

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