While many describe her as an advocate, an activist, and a feminist, the title she prefers is simply writer. In an interview with B*tch Magazine, Mock explained, I dont identify as an activist I identify as a writer. Im interested in truth-telling, in speaking truth to power, in contextualizing experiences.
Mock also maintains a blog where she writes about topics covering the full spectrum from the personal to the political from a moving letter to CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman of color imprisoned for defending herself during a hate crime, to an essay on bringing her whole self to the table and discussing black womanhood in pop culture on Melissa Harris-Perrys show.
In addition to her writing, Mock has a strong presence on Twitter, where she started the hashtag #GirlsLikeUs to bring trans women of all experiences together online. Mock was included in Out Magazines OUT 100 in 2013 and was profiled in the HBO documentary >em>The Out List (2013) along with Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, and others. This June, she served as a grand marshal in the San Francisco Pride Parade, and March 28th was declared Janet Mock Day in San Francisco in her honor.
Nancy S.B. Williams, associate profressor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Center will moderate a discussion with Janet Mock.