Janet Mock, trans advocate and People.com editor, recently landed a book deal for her memoir Fish Food. Mock discussed her childhood—including her contention that she knew she was a girl by age three—in a Marie Claire story last summer,which nabbed a GLAAD Media Award nomination.
The memoir, according to Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books, will offer the first personal account of gender transition from the perspective of someone who underwent the procedure at a young age; it will also be the first book on the subject from a person of color.
In an interview with ELIXHER at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards, Mock said it best:
“There are many of us that have stepped forward and started telling our own stories instead of giving it away to media to warp… You have these queer people of color voices coming out, rejoicing and saying we’re here, we’re not going anywhere and we’re part of your community. I think it’s a beautiful thing.”
Congratulations, Janet! We can’t wait to get our hands on her must-read memoir.