LGBT icon Laverne Cox poses naked for the May issue of Allure magazine.
The ‘Orange is the New Black‘ star bares all under the camera lens of photographer Norman Jean Roy.
The 30-year-old actress opens up to the magazine about going nude.
“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 other folks. There’s beauty in the things we think are imperfect. That sounds very cliché, but it’s true”, Laverne explains to Allure.
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