Laverne Cox has stripped unclad for Allure Magazine and hopes it will be “inspiring” for others. The Orange Is The New Black star, who was the first transgender person to cover Time Magazine and was also listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people today, has told Allure that she had her reservations about posing unclad for the shoot.
After some thought, Laverne changed her mind and though about what message it would send to people.
“I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent,” Laverne told the magazine. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks. There’s beauty in the things we think are imperfect. That sounds very cliché, but it’s true.I honestly just want to make myself happy most, and if other people like it, then that’s great. If they don’t, then I’m still happy.”