Janet Mock

Inside Biography


Janet Mock is an American writer, TV host, transgender rights activist and the author of the New York Times as well as a former staff editor of People magazine’s website.

In November 2012, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project gave her the Sylvia Rivera Activist Award and she was included in the Trans 100, the first annual list recognizing 100 transgender advocates in the United States, and also gave the keynote speech at the launch event on March 29, 2013, in Chicago.

Early life and Education

Janet Mock was born on March 10, 1983, in Hawaii, the United States of America as a second child to her parents. She belongs to black ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Mock spent most of her youth in Hawaii and a few days in Oakland, California, and Dallas.

Mock’s father is African American while her mother was from Hawaii. In her teens, she funded her medical transition by earning money as a sex worker and also began her transition from male to female as a freshman in high school. 

Mock was the first person in her family who went to college and even earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She then attended New York University to complete her Master of Arts in Journalism.

Mock underwent sex rea s signment surgery at the age of eighteen in Thailand. During the time, she was in the first year of her college.


After graduating from New York University with a master's degree in journalism, she began her career at People magazine, where she was a staff editor for more than five years. Then she shifted from editor to media advocate.

In 2012, mock started a Twitter hashtag to empower transgender women, called #GirlsLikeUs, which received attention from various queer-media sites.

The same year, Mock gave the Lavender Commencement keynote speech honoring LGBT students at the University of Southern California and delivered the commencement address for Pitzer College in 2015.

In the year 2014, Mock was featured on the fifth anniversary cover of C?NDY magazine along with 13 other transgender women including Carmen CarreraLaverne Cox, Juliana Huxtable, Niki M'nray, Yasmine Petty, Carmen Xtravaganza and more.

Personal life

Mock married to Photographer, Aaron Tredwell on Oahu in 2015. The couple currently lives in New York City.

In 2014, Mock joined Piers Morgan for a face to face interview which was live on CNN. After the show was aired, the interview resulted in long rows of an argument between Piers Morgan's live team and Mock. Later, she accused them of "sensationalizing her life" instead of her new book, Redefining Realness. Mock told BuzzFeed that Morgan really wants to talk about trans issues. 

"really want to talk about trans issues, he wants to sensationalize my life and not really talk about the work that I do and what the purpose of me writing this book was about.

Net worth

Janet Mock has received numerous awards including Sylvia Rivera Activist Award. She also earned a huge amount of salary from her successful career.  Her net worth is reported to be more than millions of dollar.

by ab-niranjan, 30 Jul, 2017

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