#Winning: Janet Mock’s Engaged And Set To Host New MSNBC Show
2014 was a great year for best-selling author Janet Mock!
As one of the leaders of the Transgender movement, Mock has received the opportunity to host her own show on MSNBC called So POPular! Variety reports Mock’s show will feature weekly reviews of entertainment and pop-culture news “viewed through a progressive lens.”
With Mock’s visible presence in the media, she continues to change how others communicate to or about transgender women. In MadameNoire’s PRIDE month interview highlight, Mock shared her thoughts on how other media personalities are not educated on trans issues:
“In one instance we have been telling trans to tell their stories and the stories have been told in the same way over the past 60 years. Christine Jorgenson came out in the 1950s as the first trans-American woman to transition, medically. Since then we have been preoccupied by that idea of what trans people do to their bodies. When we do that, we dehumanize trans people. I think we would never ask the same questions of women who are not trans. It is just a blind spot because we have been trained to think this way that trans women or trans people are these objects we get to talk at and not actual people with their own boundaries, body anatomy and agencies. Trans people get to say what they want to talk about in terms of their own body and people should not have to investigate their ‘realness.’ So as the end of the day, we are asking trans people to prove to society that they are either really a woman or man.We as a people and media have a need to make trans people prove if their trans-identities are real identities.”
As Mock continues to thrive in her career, her personal life is also blooming. The curly-haired beauty recently got engaged to her boyfriend Aaron Tredwell. Mock announced the news yesterday via Instagram with the picture below and caption “I said YES!”:
Congratulations to Janet and Aaron. Catch Mock’s first episode of So POPular! below.