NY Times Bestselling Author Janet Mock Host Trans Women of Color Authors For Women's History Month
(03-26-14) -- NY Times Bestselling Author Janet Mock (Redefining Realness) Host Trans Women of Color Authors Toni Newman, Mey Rude, and Ryka Aoki for Women's History Month. They discuss their books, writings and craft. The first forum of this kind ever In USA.
On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5pm (pacific time) NY Times Bestselling Author Janet Mock (Author of Redefining Realness) will be hosting the first trans women of color authors forum ever in the United States on Google Hangouts and broadcast on Youtube. The trans women of color authors are Toni Newman, Mey Rude and Ryka Aoki.
Join author Janet Mock for a live, intimate conversation with some of her favorite trans women writers in celebration of Women’s History Month. They’ll be on-air discussing their books, writing and craft. Watch live and join the Q&A via Google Hangouts and broadcast on YouTube.
Janet Mock is the former staff editor for People Magazine and holds master's degree in journalism from New York University. Trans women of color face huge economic and social disparity and their voices are hardly heard within the lgbt community. This forum is celebrating trans women of color authors and their voices and their works. The theme is Equality for all regardless of your background, ethnicity and gender.
Mey Rude, contributing editor of Autostraddle. Mey is a mixed-race Chicana living in Idaho. She has an English degree from Idaho State University and is currently a writer for several online publications.
Toni Newman, 2012 double Lambda award-nominated author of the memoir I Rise. Toni is graduate of Wake Forest University and studying law now. She lives in los angeles and works for Equality California (EQCA). http://www.tonidnewman.com
Ryka Aoki, 2013 Lambda award-nominated finalist, author of Seasonal Velocities. Ryka was formerly head judo coach at UCLA and Cornell University, and is a professor of English at Santa Monica College. http://www.rykaryka.com/
Watch this event and support the first forum of trans women authors lifting their voices and fighting for equality for all regardless of your gender, race and sexual orientation.
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