Janet Mock is a writer, speaker and advocate, who publicly stepped forward as a trans woman last spring in Marie Claire magazine and a video testimony for the It Gets Better project.

A native of Honolulu, Janet tells stories from her life on her blog, hosts a relationships podcast called The Missing Piece with her boyfriend Aaron Tredwell and lives in New York City where she's writing her forthcoming memoir, tentatively titled Fish Food, about her adolescent journey beyond gender. Follow her on Twitter at @janetmock