Author-activist Janet Mock is engaged.
Mock on Sunday shared a photo of
herself wearing an engagement ring while hugging fiance Aaron
Tredwell on Instagram along with the caption, “I said YES!”
The photo has been shared more than
Mock, the author of Redefining
Realness, grabbed headlines in February when she criticized
an interview broadcast on CNN's Piers Morgan Live.
She claimed that host Piers Morgan had
“sensationalized” her life by using captions such as, “Janet
Mock – Was a boy until age 18” during the broadcast and promoting
the interview with tweets such as, “How would you feel if you found
out that the woman you are dating was formerly a man?”
“Do you dispute that you were born a
boy?” Morgan asked in a follow up appearance.
“I was born a baby, who was assigned
male at birth. I did not identify or live my life as a boy. As soon
as I had enough agency in my life to grow up, I became who I am. And
this did not start at 18 when I went to Thailand to have surgery. It
started when I was six years old and my parents saw me for who I was
and allowed me to live my life,” Mock answered.