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11 Life Lessons We Learned From Janet Mock

Writer, filmmaker, trans activist, and beautiful human Janet Mock stopped by BuzzFeed's Another Round podcast to tell us about her skincare routine, why coral is her power color and her new film The Trans List.

Posted on December 6, 2016, at 7:47 p.m. ET

This is Janet Mock, a human being whose glow is undeniable and life-giving, like the sun.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders / Via Courtesy of HBO

This week, she talked to us on Another Round about her new HBO film The Trans List, surviving a Trump presidency, and of course, Beyoncé. Listen here:

Here are some of the things we learned:

1. Never trust anyone else's lighting. Janet's phone case works like its own light kit, which means her cheekbones + highlighter are always on point in photos.

Julia Furlan

You can find it on Amazon! If you think it's too steep a price, think about it: what is a really good selfie worth to you?

2. Get yourself a husband who's *literally* one of a kind.

3. Don't sleep on Destiny's Child — the midriffs and the performances alone are worth it.

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"They were so pivotal — seeing them. Seeing them was this lightbulb moment that not only could I exist and be powerful, but I could exist and be seen." Spoken like the true TRL kid she is.

4. Julia Sugarbaker of Designing Women is a feminist hero we should really celebrate more often.

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"She has the best monologues in the entire world. Go look at it."

5. A reminder that you can center the stories of trans women of color, even if you're dealing with the cis white gaze.

Y'all, if Janet Mock can do it while making a her HBO documentary The Trans List, so can you.

6. Find your people and let them lift you up. Like Keija Taylor, Editor-in-Chief of Brides magazine, who featured Janet and Aaron's beautiful wedding.

7. You can get her skincare routine! She uses cleanser for oily skin and micellar water to remove makeup.

8. Instagram over Twitter, all day. It's nicer and prettier!

Instagram: @janetmock

According to Janet, when Twitter feels toxic, Instagram feels like love (and Melissa Harris-Perry agrees)!

9. You don't have to always respond; it's okay to stay silent and take a break.

The moment in #thetranslist where @translatinbamby leaves the interview... @janetmock reminds us it's ok to take a…

10. Get yourself something coral if you want to feel good. It's the color of Janet's soul!

11. And this is important: trans folk, get your passports now.

Please RT @transrelief's amazing graphic about why trans people should consider getting passports now. #LGBT…

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