04/09/2013 05:15 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Janet Mock Talks 'Scandal,' Black Women In Media With Melissa Harris-Perry

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Transgender advocate and writer Janet Mock joined Andrea Plaid, Heather McGhee, and Joy-Ann Reid on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" for a "Scandal" watch party on April 6.

Mock chimed in and discussed Kerry Washington's role as "Oliva Pope," Shonda Rhimes' work and the representations of black women in media.

"[My being on Melissa's show to discuss non-transgender topics is] an exhibition in the fact that trans people do have other interests than just being trans or having transitioned," Mock wrote on her Tumblr page. "It was a pleasure to return to my giddy pop culture editor roots (with a touch of depth, right?!) and do it on such a powerful platform with one of my sheroes, Melissa Harris Perry."

In March, Mock was alongside actor Wilson Cruz and New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore (D) on "Melissa Harris-Perry" discussing transgender equality.

If you missed the segment over the weekend, check out the clip above.



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