Writings & Reflections by Janet Mock Missing Piece Podcast

 

Elixher’s ‘Body Issue’: Reclaiming Our Stories, Our Narratives, Our Bodies

In a chilly industrial studio in Long Island City, a week before the release of Redefining Realness, I lay nude on a gray backdrop. Though my hair was teased...

On Words & Sheroes: Seeking Possibility Through the Works of Women Writers

I still remember how exhilarating it was to be a 12-year-old with a library card, to be nestled by rows of books by writers from all walks of life, to be able...

Thanks For Making ‘Redefining Realness’ a New York Times Bestseller!

This past week has been one of my most trying. Juggling media, obligations to loved ones and self, an intense travel schedule as well as public scrutiny...



A Dream Realized: ‘Redefining Realness’ Is Finally Here

It didn't hit me that I actually wrote a book until a hardcover copy finally came in. That was about three weeks ago. Though I wrote the book, went...

My Experiences as a Young Trans Woman Engaged in Survival Sex Work

At 16 years old, I began trading sex for money. The money I earned I used to pay for the vital medical care my family couldn't afford. This essay is not a confession....

Because of You: My Letter to CeCe McDonald on Her Release

Dear CeCe, I've started and stopped many letters to you, never knowing what to say. I sent books, instead. Books you requested, books that could probably...