"Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world--without a road map to guide her. The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing...
"These portraits, taken in the heart of Greenwich Village's most famous street, where lines of gender identity are dramatically blurred, brought [Seliger] back to his roots and his love for documentary and environmental portraiture"--Front jacket flap.