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It Gets Better Transgender - Janet Mock

Janet Mock writes at http://janetmock.com Tweet her on http://twitter.com/janetmock Follow her on http://facebook.com/musingsonlove Writer Janet Mock steps forward as a transgender woman, telling her story of transitioning as a high school student in Honolulu, Hawaii. Though transitioning in high school was rough, Janet was awarded her school's only academic scholarship to college, and eventually moved to New York City to work as an editor for People.com. Janet shares her story to urge transgender and LGBTQ youth to ask for help, dream big and most importantly realize that four years of high school is not their entire lives. "You can become your dream," Janet urges. "I promise that it gets better. I can say this because I am you." This It Gets Better video testimony was created by Janet's boyfriend Aaron Tredwell, who pushed her to live visibly. Video shot and edited by Aaron Tredwell: Tweet him at http://twitter.com/aarontredwell Tumblr him at http://tredwell.tumblr.com View his photography at http://tredwellphoto.com