February 2, 2014
No One is Disposable: Everyday Practices of Prison Abolition Reina Gossett and Dean Spade '97 FEB 7, 2014 | 4:00PM Online at bcrw.barnard.edu Co-Sponsors: Sylvia Rivera Law Project

On February 7th at 4PM EST please join me for an online discussion based on these a series of videos I made with Dean about prisons, Trans & gnc communities, the moral panic around psychiatric disabilities and where to go from here!

Register today and join us for this exciting experiment in creating online learning spaces that contribute to activist conversations.

November 15, 2013
Take Action: Show your support for safe and affordable healthcare for trans and gender non conforming people! | SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project)

Hi everyone! Please Sign & Share the Change.org petition to tell NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYS Health Commissioner Shah its time for trans and gender non conforming people New Yorkers have the healthcare they need!

Then share our videos above and infographic at srlp.org/healthcare !

November 6, 2013
Support MAJOR LOVE: A monthly fundraising circle of care for Miss Major!

PLEASE SUPPORT!!

October 28, 2013
The spirit of Sylvia haunting the stage of the Bowery poetry club.

The spirit of Sylvia haunting the stage of the Bowery poetry club.

October 28, 2013
I have a new website!

Hey everyone,

Thanks to a dear friend I now have a website: reinagossett.com

I’ll continue to post on my blog but the website will host more of my longer writing, videos and collaborations!

reina

October 7, 2013

This past weekend I presented at the Queer Dreams Non Profit Blues conference here in NYC with many amazing & brilliant activists and community organizers trying to think thru this current political landscape and dream together about how to continue to move in the ways we desire. 

Below is the link for the audio from the our panel, which starts a few minutes in with Imani offering opening remarks!

This past weekend I presented at the Queer Dreams Non Profit Blues conference here in NYC with many amazing & brilliant activists and community organizers trying to think thru this current political landscape and dream together about how to continue to move in the ways we desire. 

Below is the audio from the our panel, which starts a few minutes in with Imani offering opening remarks.

https://echo.law.columbia.edu:8443/ess/echo/presentation/98bfc661-2bbb-473e-ad12-a4b775e9153c/media.mp3

October 4, 2013
Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Dilemmas of the Nonprofit Tradition in LGBT Politics

I’ll be joining a long list of brilliant people speaking at this two day conference, including my SRLP co-workers & members Elana Redfield, Gabriel Foster, Dean Spade my Captive Genders friend Eric A Stanley and my sibling Che Gossett!  

The event is free to attend, if you’re in the area check it out!

September 30, 2013
Since we are getting rid of homophobic thangs, lets throw out this one too!
less worried about homophobic pasta, more worried about our largest predators: the cops downstairs, prisons, the military, boarders, jails, detention centers, pharm companies, the list goes on.

Since we are getting rid of homophobic thangs, lets throw out this one too!

less worried about homophobic pasta, more worried about our largest predators: the cops downstairs, prisons, the military, boarders, jails, detention centers, pharm companies, the list goes on.

September 27, 2013
I had an amazing time talking with Kye Allums, Laverne Cox & Tiq Milan on GLAAD’s Growing Visibility panel this past week for the New Organizing Institute Trans Narrative Training. 
That brilliant trans people of color comprised the entirety of the panel felt important -so often our visibility comes with the price of our agency and ownership both within the media and within our movements.  But our power in the room on Wednesday night was deeply palpable and reminded me of how liberation is a collective process, one which we all our stories and lives depend on and all our stories and lives help to grow.

I had an amazing time talking with Kye Allums, Laverne Cox & Tiq Milan on GLAAD’s Growing Visibility panel this past week for the New Organizing Institute Trans Narrative Training. 

That brilliant trans people of color comprised the entirety of the panel felt important -so often our visibility comes with the price of our agency and ownership both within the media and within our movements.  But our power in the room on Wednesday night was deeply palpable and reminded me of how liberation is a collective process, one which we all our stories and lives depend on and all our stories and lives help to grow.

September 17, 2013

cannot wait to hold this brilliant work and read it!!

janetmock:

Wow! The cover of my book Redefining Realness, available for pre-order now. Here’s 7 easy ways you can support my baby!

1. Pre-order your copy on AmazonB&N or iBooks. Pre-order sales are vital to a first-time author like me. It shows my publisher and major booksellers that there are readers who believe in Redefining Realness (the first popular press-backed books about the experiences of a young trans woman of color) and its empowering message of authenticity, self-determination and love.

2. One of my all-time favorite gifts is a good story. Recommend Redefining Realness and/or pre-order a copy of the book for someone you know will read it and love it. Storysharing is the gift the continues to give.

3. Post this photo OR this photo on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook using the hashtag#RedefiningRealness and the URL http://janetmock.com/books.

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5. If you’re a journalist, vlogger, blogger, podcaster, writer or media maker, feature the book. I can be contacted at contact@janetmock.com for a quote or interview.

6. If you’re an educator, a campus leader or event organizer, invite me to speak at your campus or event. I can do a talk, read from my book and sign copies for readers, and will be traveling intensely in 2014 for my book/speaking tour. I can be contacted at speaking@janetmock.com for details.

7. If you have the capacity, purchase bulk orders for your class or group. My publisher can offer a great discount. Email contact@janetmock.com for details.