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June 20, 2017 55 mins
This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to writer, podcast host and transgender rights activist Janet Mock at The Strand bookstore in New York City. Mock’s latest book ‘Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me’ is a memoir tracing her path to adulthood through college and first love. And Author Roxane Gay answers questions from listeners for our recurring segment, Ask a Grown, about being politically aware without burning out and identifying as a feminist without adhering to labels. Plus, Rookie contributor Victoria Chiu brings us a Life Skill: How to be an active listener. Each week on the Rookie Podcast, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also spotlight the work of Rookie readers (now listeners!) and contributors. We'll discuss creativity, pop culture, feminism, activism, self-care, love, friendship, and more. --- Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tavitulle @rookiemag @mtvpodcasts  --- Find us at: rookiemag.com  | rookiepodcast.mtv.com  | podcasts.mtv.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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