JANET MOCK is a trailblazing storyteller.

She has published two bestselling memoirs about her journey as a trans woman.

She has written and directed for POSE (FX), THE POLITICIAN (Netflix) and HOLLYWOOD (Netflix).

She’s been nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy, and won a Peabody and AFI Award.

She starred in a fashion campaign for Valentino.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah, Ellen and Wendy.

She recently made history with her landmark deal with Netflix.

She hails from Hawaii and resides in New York and Los Angeles.

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People, including Janet, on TIME's most influential list
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Surpassing Certainty

Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me traces Janet’s journey of growing into adulthood and experiencing all the growing pains – falling in and out of love for the first time, living away from home, and working towards a career in the highly competitive world of New York magazine publishing. 

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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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Praise for Redefining Realness

“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
“Janet Mock is a glamorous, smarty-pants writer and activist…Redefining Realness isn’t just a service to the trans community but to every woman – hell, person – who has struggled with identity.”- Lena Dunham
“Redefining Realness is a riveting, emotional, crisply written testimony. I couldn't put it down. I aspire to be as unflinchingly brave!”- Laverne Cox
“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

Janet grew up in Hawaii, where she was raised by a single mother and alongside her best friend transitioned through the halls of her high school.

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Find out when Janet will be in your area and join her at one of her upcoming talks and book signings.

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She’s chatted with Oprah, Ellen and Wendy, fronted a Valentino campaign and covered Entertainment Weekly and OUT magazines.

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