Laverne Cox is baring all for the new issue of Allure. The Orange Is the New Black star was photographed nude – along with a host of other actresses – for the magazine’s annual “Naked Truth” issue.
After initially refusing to strip down, Cox, 30, says she ultimately decided the photos would be a good way to represent the transgender community.
“I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent,” she says. “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.”
Check out Cox’s photo below, and see the rest of the photos here.
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