Why #LaverneCox is Everything to Us
Laverne Cox. She is perfect, point blank. Her way of speaking, her mannerisms… she has the class and elegance of Grace Kelly and Diana, Princess of Whales combined with the fierceness of Beyonce and Tyra Banks. Laverne Cox started out in her career as a minor character in two episodes of Law and Order in 2007 and then in 2008. A total screen time of about 4 minutes, I’m sure not many people took notice of her.
In 2010 she went on to produce and co-host TRANSform Me, making her the first African American person to produce and host her own TV show. Her work on that show and the show, I Want To Work For Diddy, got her nominated for GLAAD media awards.
In 2013, she got a role in the critically acclaimed Netflix show Orange is the New Black, playing transgendered woman Sophie and has received nothing but praise for her portrayal of such a complex character.
She also speaks and writes about transgender rights on a regular basis. Seeing the importance of rights for transgendered individuals, Laverne Cox is seen as an idol by thousands of people, and is regularly acknowledged by her efforts by Out Magazine, GLAAD and several other news outlets. In particular, being put on the cover of TIME… being the first openly transgendered person to do so.
On top of that…She just looks so damn fierce all the time…
and definitely here.
It’s hard to stand up for the rights of others. To put your fears aside and be a voice for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people. But doing so, makes you the the best and most beautiful kind of person out there.