Allure had it's annual nude edition and Laverne Cox was asked to participate. She is stunning and originally didn't want to participate but wanted to prove how beautiful trans people are.
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 her body might be inspiring for some folks. There’s a beauty in the things we think are imperfect. It sounds very cliché, but its true.