Who are you, really, without community? I have been held up consistently as a token, as the “right” kind of trans woman (educated, able-bodied, attractive, articulate, heteronormative). It promotes the delusion that because I “made it,” that level of success is easily accessible to all young trans women. Let’s be clear: It is not.”” This is the second review of Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness on CBR today because badkittyuno takes weeks to review things whereas if I wait more then 2 days I forget what I wanted to say. Mock, who worked for People.com at the time, was the subect of a 2011 Marie […]
Janet Mock writes about her journey through contemporary America as transgender woman of Color from a complicated background. In this memoir, she narrates her story, talks about trans issues in general, and attempts to communicate her experiences not just as a transgender woman but as a someone trying to make sense of the world around them. Because in some ways this is an advocacy/celebrity memoir, the writing is perfectly competent. I will say that I listened to the audiobook version and hearing Mock read it herself probably made me a bit inclined to not really care about the language issues […]
Janet Mock has recently been publicizing her memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, on multiple talk shows, some of which have interviewed her in ways that seem insensitive.