Laverne Cox explores how the intersections of race, class, and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Laverne draws from her own personal story and how issues of race, class, and gender affect how she has been able to navigate the world. From growing up in Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother in a Christian family, to attending college in New York City to pursue a career as an actress, to finally finding the courage to step into the womanhood she always knew at heart was her destiny, Cox tells the story of the unique challenges along her journey to womanhood, professional achievement, self-acceptance, and love.
Laverne Cox is an actress, writer, producer, and transgender advocate. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Her portrayal of the incarcerated Sophia Burset has touched the hearts of viewers. Maureen Ryan of the Huffington Post writes, "Laverne Cox gives an amazing performance as trans inmate, Sophia...among the most moving on-screen moments I've seen all year."
Cox has had guest starring roles on NBC's Law and Order and Law and Order: SVU, as well as HBO's Bored to Death. Her other independent film credits include Carla, 36 Saints and The Exhibitionists.
Cox was named as one of the most influential trans people in America in the inaugural Trans 100 in 2013. She was named one of the top 50 trans icons by the Huffington Post in 2012. Laverne was named one of Out magazine's "Out 100" in 2010. Metro Source magazine named her one of the "55 People We Love" in 2008.
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