One Book One Campus Selection

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More

We’re excited to announce this fall’s line up of One Book One Campus activities related to this year’s book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More by Janet Mock: Click here for this year event schedule.

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2021-2022 Academic Year

Each year, CU CIPE selects a book as a CU Anschutz Campus-wide Read as part of the Interprofessional Open Campus Program. 

This year’s One Book One Campus selection: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More by Janet Mock.

In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.

With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.

Janet Mock is a writer, TV host, and advocate tackling stigma through storytelling. With a Master’s in journalism from New York University, the Honolulu native began her career as an editor at People.com and went on to write cover stories for Marie Claire, Interview, and The Advocate as well as essays for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Lenny. She produced HBO’s The Trans List, hosts the podcast Never Before, and serves as a columnist for Allure. Called a “fearless new voice” and “trailblazing leader” who “changed my way of thinking” by Oprah Winfrey, Janet was a featured speaker at the historic Women’s March on Washington. She is the author of Surpassing Certainty and the New York Times bestseller Redefining Realness. Find out more at JanetMock.com.