Janet Mock: Redefining Realness
Thurs, February 13 2014 6-8pm
Signing and conversation with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs about Redefining Realness
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street NW
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rakita Lillard
Contact: Chef Nina B.
Contact: Ace Portis
In a landmark book, Janet Mock recounts her coming-of-age story—the first memoir from a young trans woman. Order now at http://redefiningrealness.com/ . Writer Janet Mock recounts her coming-of-age as a young trans girl in this powerful memoir, coming February 4, 2014 from Atria Books.
In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she publicly stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Since then, Mock has gone from covering the red carpet for People.com to advocating for all those who live within the shadows of society. Redefining Realness offers a bold new perspective on being young, multiracial, economically challenged, and transgender in America.
Local DMV culinary rockstars Chef Nina B., of Love Dynasty and Rakita Lillard, of Insatiable Bites are proud to announce that they will be the sponsoring Catering Team providing delectable vittles for a private cocktail reception that will be honoring the lovely Ms. Janet Mock in North West Washington, DC on Wednesday, Feb. 12th. the evening before the the book signing event.
A word from the super talented, activist and Event Producer, ace portis , a DC transplant who works to empower and uplift the LGBT community:
“ I am truly humbled to be able to provide her the space to bring such a remarkable, life-changing work like Redefining Realness to the DC area. This story is every woman’s story-every person really and I want it to reach as many people as possible.”