Janet Mock Shares Her Transgender Journey with Oprah: 'There Is a Lot of Power' in Revealing Your True Self
“I still think that for most people the most interesting part about me is my transness,” Mock said in the interview, which airs Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
“There is a lot of power in saying I will proudly and unapologetically embrace that part of my identity for once,” Mock, who now hosts So POPular! on MSNBC, said. “The one part of my identity that I was taught growing up to be silent and shamed about.”
Mock, 32, first publicly came out as transgender in a 2011 Marie Claire article before publishing her bestselling memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More last December.
“To own that label and to say that it is mine and I will stand here in that complicated-ness of existing as a trans woman, I think there is power in that.”
“#BruceJennerABC confirms this truth: No matter our age/path, we’re all searching for authenticity, identity, acceptance & (self-)love,” she Tweeted on April 24.