Redefining Realness (Chapter by Chapter)

  • Redefining Realness (My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More): Part 3/ Chapters 11 to 18 [End of Book] – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview You may, and will, call me Janet. Review (with Spoilers) With the start of Part Three comes Janet transitioning and beginning proper hormone therapy. With this, though, it seems a lot of the ease she has had up till now starts to diminish as she tries to push her realness pass simply knowing she is a woman, but giving others the impression she is a cis-gendered woman. Something which causes complications, leads to compromises and forces her to realize that even with the privileges she has, there are limitations to everything. Community Rating: 89.15% (10)

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  • Redefining Realness (My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More): Part 2/ Chapters 7 to Chapter 10 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview With her move back to Hawaii, you’d think things would have changed, but it seems this new start is really just a different location. Review (with Spoilers) The focus in this chapter is Mock’s return to Hawaii which seemingly, despite her returning to her mother, doesn’t seem all it is cracked up to be. Keisha has been buried in Texas, and now she is back to resuming her former identity in hopes that she can escape the self-loathing which came from not being masculine enough when she was with her dad. But, one thing that can be said is that at least her dad was consistently around. Community Rating: 77.98% (7)

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  • Redefining Realness (My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More): Part 1/ Intro to Chapter 6 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview In the intro, Janet Mock introduces herself in her own terms and prepares you for the journey ahead. Review (with Spoilers) Let me first say the following things: I am not transsexual so reading this book is a journey for me in order to gain some sort of, for a lack of a better term, “understanding.” With that said, realize that Mock’s story isn’t universal, as she says, and though she is giving a view of her world and life, she, from what it seems, isn’t giving you “Trans 101.” Now, with that said, I know of only four people who are transsexual. The woman who was on Dirty, Sexy, Money; Chaz Bono; Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black; and now Janet Mock. So while they are visible to me, often times they are playing a character who, before Cox’s role, were trying to pass. And as…

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