Janet Mock is a Jane of all trades, not only is she a writer and Tv Host, but she also serves as a transgender rights activist in her spare time. This weekend the media maven gained two more trades as wife and inspiration when she married her longtime boo, Aaron Tredwell, in a beautiful Hawaiian ceremony to envy. She inspires many other transgenders and is living proof that there are people out there who will love and accept you through your differences.

Read how she describes their love after the jump!

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In an interview with BRIDES magazine Mock shares all the details of how they met to when they walked down the aisle and shared the “ugly cry”

Our story started on the dance floor of a bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was 2009, and I was tipsy and twirling when I bumped into Aaron. He was gorgeous — the kind of handsome I’d seen in my mind when I let myself be the girl who can have that, the girl I’d watched on screen so many times in rom-coms that always seemed to end in marriage. Within minutes of our meeting, he invited me for a cup of coffee, and in a nearby fluorescent-lit café, I discovered that he was more than good-looking. He was kind and attentive and had a generous ear. I knew he was my guy, but I was unsure if I’d be his girl.

Many transgender women have a difficult time finding men who will accept them for who they are. In Mock’s case she was right, he was her guy; the two dated for five whole years and even lived together before they decided to tie the knot.

Aaron proposed to me five years later at our home last December. There were no frills and there was no hesitation as he slipped an oval diamond engagement ring with a rose-gold band onto my finger. When I said yes, I had never been more certain about anything.

After a short engagement the two exchanged vows in a small wedding filled with the couple’s closest family and friends, in Mock’s hometown of Oahu, Hawaii. She describes feeling all the things that you’d expect someone truly in love to feel, male or female–Transgender or not.

Walking toward Aaron was the highlight of our wedding. All day I was managing details, texting with my planner, getting glam with my girls…then I saw my best friend, my partner, my everything and I just let all the details go. I was fully present, and so was he. Our synchronized “ugly cry” was the highlight of my wedding. Just the two of us, fully present in front of our people meant everything.

It was a dream, an impossible dream come true.

The one piece of paper that solidifies a marriage makes a world of difference, especially to those who were not always possible to attain it.

Though a wedding doesn’t make a marriage, being able to show up and declare our commitment in front of the people we love meant everything to us. The whole day was a statement on the transformative power of being seen for who you really are and being loved not despite your past and experiences but because of it.

It’s becoming more and more rare to find someone to accept you for who you are, flaws and all, so this is huge and such an inspiration to other couples like the Tredwells. Congratulations to Janet Mock and Aaron Tredwell, best wishes on your new life together!!

Source: Bossip