Laverne Cox on Posing Nude for Allure: 'I'm a Black Transgender Woman, I Felt This Could Be Powerful'

April 16, 2015 11:11 PM

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Laverne Cox on Posing Nude for Allure: 'I'm a Black Transgender Woman, I Felt This Could Be Powerful'

“Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox had some reservations about posing nude for Allure’s May issue.

“I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again,” she told the magazine. “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 ce...

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