After turning down the opportunity, Laverne Cox decided that she would pose nude for Allure magazine in order to show the world that transgender women and women of color are beautiful:
“…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,” she added. “Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful.”
Success on both accounts, Laverne. Because you certainly are beautiful, like so many other transgender women and women of color who we encounter every day. They all have allure in their own way.