“I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again. But I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent. Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks.”
Laverne Cox on deciding to participate in Allure magazine’s annual “Nudes” issue.
Role model forever. (via Allure
; link includes semi-NSFW photo)