The Soul-Searching Question Every Person Should Ask

Season 6 Episode 613
Aired on 05/03/2015 | CC tv-14
Janet Mock, host of MSNBC Shift's So Popular, is one of the most famous and influential trans women in the world. Fast Company called her one of the smartest women on Twitter when she founded the #girlslikeus movement, aimed at empowering trans women and celebrating the diversity of womanhood. Time magazine recently named her to its 12 New Faces of Black Leadership list, and her memoir, Redefining Realness, is a New York Times best-seller.

Janet says her journey is similar to that of many people. "I think that we're all searching for the truth," she says. "I was constantly, as a person, going through this society trying to figure out who I was in relation to what people were telling me I should be. And so for me, Redefining Realness was about tapping into my most authentic self. Who am I to me?"

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