feature: an “impossible” dream come true – trans writer & activist janet mock’s opens up about her recent wedding

November 10, 2015

Check out Janet Mock’s powerful words about her recent wedding, which took place last week. In the article (published on Brides.com), Mock writes: “I struggled to imagine what my wedding day would look like because I had never imagined that I would actually have a wedding. I grew up in a world where girls like myself rarely got the guy in the end, where partnership wasn’t readily accessible, safety wasn’t guaranteed, and love wasn’t part of the equation. I had no blueprint for happily ever after.” CLICK HERE to read it in full and see the stunning bride in all her glory below. Congratulations Janet! 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


(Credits – Photo: Maui Maka Photography; Wedding Gown: Amsale)

“Our synchronized “ugly cry” was the highlight of my wedding. Just the two of us, fully present in front of our people meant everything. It was a dream, an impossible dream come true.”

“Though a wedding doesn’t make a marriage, being able to show up and declare our commitment in front of the people we love meant everything to us. The whole day was a statement on the transformative power of being seen for who you really are and being loved not despite your past and experiences but because of it.”