Sen. Kamala Harris: ‘Transgender Rights Activist Janet Mock…Has Helped Empower Transgender Women’ Staff
By Staff | February 18, 2019 | 12:48 PM EST

Sen. Kamala Harris (Getty Images/Win McNamee)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) put out a Tweet on Sunday paying tribute to author and activist Janet Mock, saying that Mock “has helped to empower transgender women everywhere.”

“Transgender rights activist Janet Mock is fighting for justice and dignity while paving the way for others to boldly embrace who they are,” Harris said in her Tweet. “Her work has helped empower transgender women everywhere.”

Mock was interviewed last month by the Palm Springs Desert Sun. The Desert Sun summarized Mock’s accomplishments:

“Transgender writer, activist and producer Janet Mock will visit Palm Springs Jan. 19 for a conversation at Palm Springs Cultural Center. … Since coming out publicly as trans, Mock has become a leading figure in the fight for transgender rights and visibility. She rose to prominence after writing her first memoir, ‘Redefining Realness’ in 2014. Three years later, she published ‘Surpassing Certainty,’ a follow-up memoir focusing on her life before she came out publicly as trans. Last year, Mock, 35, became the first trans woman of color to write for a television series: Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose,’ an FX show that centers on ballroom drag culture in New York City in the late 1980s.”

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