At some point in every woman’s life, dreams about a fairy tale wedding and happily ever after assails her senses and she cannot help but secretly anticipate the big day in her subconscious, but the reverse is the case with Janet Mock, the American born television host, author, and transgender rights activist. Janet who came into the world as a boy but transitioned to a girl after a sex reassignment surgery in Thailand never believed in marital bliss until she met her spouse who accepted her after hearing the story of her transition from boy to girl, Janet never believed that she would one day say “I do” to the man of her dreams.
The transgender activist harbors a strong belief that transgenders are people who need to be loved cherished and respected like every other normal person. Janet Mock has never hidden her transgender status from the public and her two books have helped in expressing her thoughts and feelings on the subject. Her first book titled Redefining Realness explores the author’s childhood in Honolulu and her experience as a commercial sex worker while trying to gather the fee for her reassignment surgery when she was 18. Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me is her second book which revisits her days as a young trans woman, her time as a stripper, her romance with her husband and also her conscious decision to relocate to New York City in pursuit of a master’s degree in journalism.
Who Is Janet Mock’s Husband
Janet Mock got married to photographer Aaron Tredwell in Oahu on the 5th of November 2015. According to the trans woman, their journey into matrimony started on the dance floor of a bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2009 where she met Aaron for the first time, she was tipsy when she bumped into the handsome dude who invited her for a drink within a few minutes of meeting him.
Although Janet knew that she can hit it off with the guy, she was unsure of how he was going to react when he eventually hears the full story of her life. Surprisingly, Aaron simply asked for a hug after hearing Janet’s transgender story, he never condemned her, rather, he gave her the needed strength to step out of the closet and present herself to the world as a trans woman.
Here Is Everything You Need To Know About Janet Mock
The American-born writer and television host was born to Charles and Elizabeth Mock in Honolulu Hawaii on the 10th day of March 1983. Janet holds an American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity, she was raised with her only sibling Chad Mock. At age 18, the transgender activist changed her name to Janet after the singer Janet Jackson.
The television personality is actually a transgender and makes no secret about it. At the young age of 18, she funded her sex reassignment surgery in Thailand by earning money as a commercial sex worker.
Educational Institutions Attended
Janet Mock holds the pride of place as the first person among her family members to make it to college level. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and went on to achieve a master’s in Arts of Journalism from New York University.
Her successful career took off from People Magazine where she worked for a decade in her capacity as a staff editor before shifting to media advocate. She honored an invitation from Oprah Winfrey as a guest on Super Soul Sunday for a special segment titled Becoming Your Most Authentic Self. Janet Mock has written two books; her first memoir titled Redefining Realness which was released in February 2014 was the first book to be written by a transgender who underwent a transition as a young person. Her second memoir titled Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me followed suit.
Awards and Accolades
She has bagged several awards for her efforts in transgender activism, the mass media and also for the books she authored. In 2012, the activist won the Sylvia Rivera Activist Award and in 2013, her contribution to the media earned her a prestigious honor as a member of Out Magazine’s OUT 100. Other awards include; Inspirational Award (2014), the award for Media Excellence in Social Media Campaign and Book Prize Award from The Women’s Way.
Social Media Profile
Janet has a presence on social media platforms. She can be found on Instagram with 133k followers, Twitter with 157k followers and also on Facebook and YouTube.
The writer’s major body statistics is not known though it is on record that she has brown hair with black eyes. Her body measurements are summarized as 32-23-34 for bust, waist, and hips respectively.