“I would never be so arrogant to think that someone should model their life after me. But the idea of possibility...the idea that I get to live my dreams out in public, hopefully will show to other folks that it’s possible. So I prefer the term ‘possibility model’ to ‘role model.’” —Laverne Cox --------- People like her made it increasingly difficult to deny who I was anymore.
"Going through life, you try to cover and hide, but it doesn't really work. 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…
Trans models are rare within the industry and therefore, the Allure spread featuring a trans model along with the series of actresses is actively changing the perception. http://www.ukmodels.co.uk/allure-magazine-hire-trans-actress-laverne-cox/
@hipppietrash bless her for any trans people reading this, we all love you and your life and gender identity and pronouns are valid and they matter :) just keep being you and fuck the transphobic people out there !!