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Janet Mock is a transgender best-selling author, activist and feminist

Her inspiring story of overcoming discrimination propelled her to the forefront of the LGBTQ and women's rights movements.

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March is all about celebrating womanhood, and throughout the month we'll be honoring influential women in history whose inspirational stories helped pave the way for female empowerment and progress. These advocates and pioneers have contributed incredible things to not only women's history, but to the history of the United States as a whole, and are an inspiration to young girls everywhere.

Watch the video above to learn about how Janet Mock became a symbol of empowerment for all different types of women.