Redefining Realness: A Salon in Honor of Janet Mock

Featuring Janet Mock and respondents
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:30 PM
Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard Hall

This year’s salon focuses on a
 new memoir by writer Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path 
to Womanhood, Identity, Love & 
So Much More, which relates the author’s experience as a young 
trans woman of color working 
in mainstream media. In 2012,
 Mock, who served as a staff editor for for five years, launched the social media project #GirlsLikeUs which aims to raise 
the visibility of trans women. She currently travels the country speaking about her experience of living at 
the intersections of identities. The evening begins with a reading by 
the author, followed by a discussion with scholars, activists, and writers whose work is engaged in the history of media and literary representations of women of color in the U.S., the importance of storytelling in social movements, trans women’s activism, and the role of community and personal relationships in establishing resilience to hostile environments.

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Apr. 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM