Keynote Update: Another Reason Why Janet Mock is Fierce
Renowned author and activist Janet Mock served as the marquee speaker during the Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Conference (ROMBA) this past October in San Francisco. If you had the opportunity to see Janet speak in this intimate Q&A environment, you know that she’s smart, outspoken and fresh. However her latest initiative makes us love her even more!
Earlier this month Janet launched an Indigogo campaign called #TransBookDrive. The campaigns from this fund will be used to send her book “Redefining Realness” to transgender prisoners throughout the US.
Why is it important to help educate and inspire this often forgotten group of prisoners? Well, did you know that one in six transgender Americans has been in prison? Or that and just under half of all transgender black people? According to Lambda Legal these are some harsh realities the transgender community faces just in the United States. This campaign helps ensure that these prisoners are able to read stories they can directly relate to that inspire and motivate them.
So check out and consider donating to Janet’s #TransBookDrive campaign (Campaign runs until December 30, 2014).