Writer and trans advocate Janet Mock was recently honored by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), a New York City-based non-profit organization run collectively by and for low income trans communities and trans communities of color. On Thursday, November 8, Mock received the Sylvia Rivera Activist Award, which honors the late transgender activist.
“Every time there’s a trans woman of color [in the media], she’s getting killed. It wrecks at our souls. It chips away,” says Mock in an interview with SRLP.
Beautifully put, SRLP writer Stephen Ira explains:
Janet has gone from making anonymous donations to SRLP when she first arrived in New York, blending as cis, to making remarks at their tenth anniversary celebration. It’s a hell of a trajectory, the beginning as honorable as the end.
Congrats on this well-deserve honor, Janet! You’re an inspiration to us all.