Redefining Realness

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
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AuthorJanet Mock
CountryUnited States
LC ClassHQ77.8.M63 A3 2014

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More is a memoir and the debut book by Janet Mock, an American writer and transgender activist. It was published on 1 February 2014 by Atria Books. The book has been praised by Melissa Harris-Perry, bell hooks, Laverne Cox, and Barbara Smith.[1] It debuted in 19th position on The New York Times Best Seller list for Hardcover Nonfiction.[2] The book's original title was Fish Food.[3]

Storygiving campaign[edit]

On Christmas Eve 2013, Mock launched the Redefining Realness Storygiving Campaign. The campaign fulfilled 127 book requests from people who wished to read Redefining Realness but had financial constraints.[4]

Redefining Realness video series[edit]

On 30 January 2014, Mock posted a series of six videos on her YouTube channel discussing topics covered in her memoir.


  1. ^ "Redefining Realness Book Review". Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Best Sellers: February 23, 2014". The New York Times. February 23, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Pizarro, Jonathan. "Janet Mock – Interview". Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  4. ^ ""Trans Book Drive"". Retrieved August 20, 2014.

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