Redefining Realness rank on bestsellers list
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I will proudly and unapologetically embrace that part of my identity that I was taught growing up to be silent and ashamed about.- Janet Mock
I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community. I hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you.- Janet Mock
What keeps me going is that quest for just being able to be present and be myself. Not for people, but for me.- Janet Mock
Self-definition and self-determination is about the many varied decisions that we make to compose and journey toward ourselves, about the audacity and strength to proclaim, create, and evolve into who we know ourselves to be. It’s okay if your personal definition is in a constant state of flux as you navigate the world.- Janet Mock

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Redefining Realness

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More is Janet’s coming-of-age story celebrating the perils and pleasures of her unconventional girlhood in Honolulu, Dallas and Oakland. It’s the first memoir from a young trans woman and debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list!

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Reviews of Redefining Realness

“Irrefutable evidence that Janet must be understood through her intellect, spirit, and wit. 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. You will be changed by this book.”- Melissa Harris-Perry
“Courageous! Told with a spirit of raw honesty that moves beyond confession to redemptive revelation, this book is a life map for transformation—for changing minds.”- bell hooks
“A memoir that takes the coming-of-age narrative to both a higher and deeper level.”- Slate

Janet is a writer, TV host and advocate. She’s a Marie Claire contributing editor, MSNBC host, and the author of Redefining Realness.

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