university of laverne


Recently there has been a movement online to cast Laverne Cox as Diana of Themyscira AKA Wonder Woman. I wholeheartedly agree that she would be great but Gal Gadot is already cast. It is not realistic to think that DC Comics will recast Wonder Woman at this point. However, there is an alternative. Laverne Cox could play Nu’bia.

Nu’bia is Diana’s twin sister. When Queen Hippolyta sculpted Diana from light clay she also sculpted Nu’bia from dark clay. They were both given life by the Gods in the same way. The second image is the first appearance of Nu’bia. Back then she was the Wonder Woman “Floating Island”. Next is the first appearance of Nu’bia post-crisis. Here she is a subject of Queen Antiope and is an Amazon of Bana-Mighdall. The next time she showed up was in Final Crisis. Now she is from Earth-23 and is one of the Wonder Women of Amazonia. Lastly she appeared in the New 52 as the Wonder Woman of Earth-23 and is still from Amazonia.

I propose that Laverne Cox should play Nu’bia in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie in 2017.


Yesterday, Feb 4th, Janet Mock appeared on the Piers Morgan Show to discuss her new book and promote her advocacy efforts.  Instead Morgan probed her on questions regarding her former relationships and what life was like “before she was a woman,” minimizing and sensationalizing certain elements of her life.  After the interview Mock responded to her treatment on Buzz Feed.

“My book is not about Aaron or my relationship, but that’s the most sensational thing they want to pull out,” she said. “They’re not talking about my advocacy or anything like that, it’s just about this most sensationalized … meme of discussion of trans women’s lives: ‘We’re not real women, so therefore if we’re in relationships with men we’re deceiving them.’ So, it just feeds into those same kinds of myths and fears that they spread around, which leads to further violence of trans women’s bodies and identities.”


Today on #MelaninMonday I congratulate my love for graduating from UCLA this weekend, earning her BA in Sociology.
She will be attending The University of Laverne in the fall to pursue her Masters degree in Health Administration.
The love I have for this woman is out of this world, she is the definition of a Strong Black Queen 👑💕
Read her story here 👇🏾
I love you Shay!😘

People that Need to Voice Characters in Steven Universe

• Samira Wiley
• Danielle Brooks
• Laverne Cox
• Kate Mulgrew
• Basically everyone on oitnb except piper and Alex.
• Beyoncé (could you fuckin imagine)

SAB is proud to announce Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood with Laverne Cox, February 25 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall. 

Laverne Cox is a transgender advocate, actress, writer and producer, best known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. She is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, entitled TRANSForm Me. Cox was also the first trans woman to appear on a reality television program, VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy, which won GLAAD’s Outstanding Reality Program media award. Cox has been named one of the most influential trans people in America in the Trans 100 in 2013, and in 2012 was named one of Huffington Post’s top 50 trans icons. Most recently she received the Anti-Violence Project’s 2013 Courage Award for her work as a transgender advocate. Cox travels the country advocating for transgender visibility and equality while speaking about issues affecting the trans community.

Cox will speak about her journey to womanhood, including the challenges she has overcome as a transgender woman of color. The event will showcase the lives and challenges of transgender people and promote acceptance and understanding of the trans community at UK. 

This event is free and non-ticketed.

Ariel sat in the back seat of my car staring down at her cell phone, her black bangs covering her eyes. Todd sat next to me as I drove, equally transfixed by his phone. I was expecting a more celebratory mood as we made our way out of Minneapolis. I didnt know much about Ariel and Todd, only that they both identified as LGBTQ and had experienced homelessness; we had recently met through a host home program that I work with. Now, we were on our way to Minnesota State University to hear Laverne Cox speak.

As way to break the awkward silence in the car I asked Ariel and Todd if they were fans of Orange Is the New Black. They both shook their heads. Cox, a breakout star from the hugely popular Netflix series, is a self-described ‘proud, African-American transgender woman.’ Neither of them had seen it. Did they watch Laverne when she was on VH1s I Want to Work for Diddy? No, they both said. Why then, I asked, had they agreed to this trip to see her tonight?

'Because shes a celebrity,’ Ariel responded, briefly glancing up. 'Ive never met a celebrity. And shes trans like me.’

—  Finding a Way Home | Ryan Berg for Slate

natinator3000  asked:

So for pride awareness month and women's history month, my university is having Laverne Cox come and give her talk which she titles "Ain't I a woman? My journey to womanhood." I didn't know it was happening until a couple of people I was talking to brought it up. They felt it was messed up but were mostly offended by the appropriation of Sojourner Truth's words. I kind of immediately wanted to ask you if you had any thoughts on this, and so, do you?

How is that appropriation? Sojourner Truth and Laverne Cox are both black women. Sounds to me like those people are being transmisogynistic and invalidating Laverne’s womanhood in a barely veiled way.