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Janet Mock

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CC Throwback: Janet Mock on trusting other voices in the room

Creative Control

We’re hard at work developing season 2 of Creative Control coming this fall. In the meantime, enjoy this throwback episode to keep your creative juices flowing!


14 Jul 2022

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8. Janet Mock | First Trans TV Writer/ Producer/ Director

All Things Vanéx

History But Make It Queer QueerStory highlights the history of LGBTQ+ Members throughout time. You will discover their success stories and failures and how they contributed to society for the better. WEBSITE vanexfavors.com INSTAGRAM instagram.com/vanexfavors YOUTUBE https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCUPcneExe7bFMlLYBIF4FeA TWITTER twitter.com/vanexfavors Music https://songwhip.com/vanex--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vanex/support


22 Apr 2022

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Ep168 - Janet Mock | My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Talks at Google

Janet Mock is an American writer, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist. Her debut book, the memoir Redefining Realness, debuted on the New York Times bestseller in 2014. The book tells her story of growing up as a trans girl in Hawaii, and celebrates self-actualization and self-love. In addition, she is a contributing editor for Marie Claire, a former staff editor of People magazine's website, and a writer, director, & producer for the acclaimed FX television series Pose. Originally published on March 25th, 2014. Watch the video of this event via g.co/TalksAtGoogle/MyPathtoWomanhood.


6 Aug 2021

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Janet Mock Finds Her Voice

The New Yorker Radio Hour

Janet Mock first heard the word “māhū,” a Native Hawaiian word for people who exist outside the male-female binary, when she was twelve. She had just moved back to Oahu, where she was born, from Texas, and, by that point, Mock knew that the gender she presented as didn’t feel right. “I don’t like to say the word ‘trapped,’ ” Mock tells The New Yorker’s Hilton Als. “But I was feeling very, very tightly contained in my body.”  Eventually, Mock left Hawaii for New York, where she worked as an editor for People magazine. “[Everyone was] bigger and louder and smarter and bolder than me,” she tells Als. “So, in that sense, I could kind of blend in.” After working at People for five years, she came out publicly as trans; since then, she has emerged as a leading voice on trans issues. She’s written two books, produced a documentary, and signed a deal with Netflix. In 2018, she became the first trans woman of color to be hired as a writer on a TV series—Ryan Murphy’s FX series “Pose,” which just concluded its final season. This story originally aired January 4, 2019


6 Jul 2021

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Episode 280: Janet Mock, Pose

In Creative Company

Q&A with Pose writer, director, and executive producer, Janet Mock. Moderated by Mara Webster, In Creative Company.Set in the 1980s, `Pose' is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, and the downtown social and literary scene. Blanca forms a `house', a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth who have been rejected by their birth families. Damon is a dancer who joins Blanca's house. Together, they compete in the balls -- where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills -- against Blanca's former house mother, Elektra. Pray Tell is Godfather to the children who compete in the balls. Angel is a streetwalker who develops feelings for a new client, Stan, who has a loving wife, Patty. James Van Der Beek co-stars as Stan's boss, Matt.


10 Jun 2021

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How Janet Mock Became a Hollywood Force and Game-Changer

Opening Act

After becoming a writer, director and producer on FX's 'Pose,' Janet Mock has gone on to do the same thing for several other shows and even signed a groundbreaking Netflix deal. With 'Pose' in its final season, the history-maker talked about moving from journalism to working in television and film, gatekeeping, the future of accurate representation, her upcoming projects and more.


27 May 2021

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Bill & Melinda Gates! Pharrell! Janet Mock! Don Knotts! The WOW Report for Radio Andy!

WOW Report

This week they're covering Drag Race, Divorcegate, Don Knotts, and much much more! Tune in every Friday for more WOW Report. 10) #Divorcegate: Bill & Melida Gates @00:59 9) Hot Throwback: The Ghost & Mr Chicken @06:20 8) Drag Race España @11:22 7) Rest in Perfection: Olympia Dukakis @18:00 6) Janet Mock Goes HAM at Pose Premiere @22:52 5) Netflix Pick: The Innocent @27:51 4) PBS Pick: Finding Your Roots  @34:49 3) The Woman Who Smuggled a Gun into Jail in Her Vagina @41:47 2) RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under @43:27 1) Hot Topics: Rest in Perfection Billie Hayes & Caitlyn Jenner’s Political Ad @48:00


7 May 2021

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[Epi.51] 05/05/21: HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO / Janet Mock / Kwity Paye / Felix Verdejo Sanchez

Th3InnerCircle Podcast

1hr 36mins

7 May 2021

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Pinaystrology E2E7: The Astrology of Janet Mock


Janet Mock is an American writer, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist who works to ensure that folks do not tokenize her or other trans folks' stories. She is also a Pisces Sun, Aquarius Moon, Taurus Rising! Listen in and hear about her life growing up in Hawai'i, and how she is currently in a 1st House Taurus year, and how this is only the beginning of great things for her! Episode notes: Justice for Angelo Quinto Non-police Mental Health Crisis Hotline in Oakland, CA: 510-999-9MH1 (9641) Queer, Trans & Non-Binary Podcasters you should listen to Natal Chart for Janet Mock

1hr 13mins

1 Mar 2021

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'Hollywood, The Sequel,' Episode 7: "Rewriting Hollywood's Story" with Janet Mock

Retake with John Horn

As the Frame is on hiatus, we are sharing the new show by John Horn, "Hollywood, The Sequel." The limited-run podcast series asks some of the entertainment industry’s most influential artists and executives how Hollywood could and should reinvent itself. With the FX series "Pose," writer/director Janet Mock became the first trans woman of color to write and direct a TV episode. The show features more transgender actors in regular roles than any other scripted series. That kind of representation, Mock says, has real power to change attitudes and behavior toward trans people. She also believes that the industry gatekeepers are beginning to realize that she’s able to tell more than one kind of story.


4 Aug 2020