Transgender activist and writer Janet Mock stopped by HuffPost Live today to discuss her new book, "Redefining Realness," as well as her life and experiences as a transgender woman.
Mock has garnered quite a bit of media attention over the past couple of weeks, including a high-profile feud with CNN's Piers Morgan and a follow-up interview with HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile.
While on HuffPost Live, Mock opened up about how the actions of her father while growing up acted as a form of gender policing.
"My father was very vocal about his son not acting like a sissy," Mock shared on HuffPost Live. "I talk about how that was one of the first labels I remember about myself is 'sissy' and then how it then numbed me to greater words, sharper words that were thrown against my body. And I think that my father -- that was his way of caring was through gender policing, which then taught me that who I was was wrong and I internalized a lot of that stuff. But luckily, I kind of unpacked that throughout my life."
Check out the clip above and head here to watch the full segment.