Laverne Cox for NYLON Magazine

The 31-year-old’s rise to fame started just two years ago with Orange Is The New Black. tumblr_ns1h8qXLI11qmk8l2o3_500 tumblr_ns1h8qXLI11qmk8l2o2_500
“You’re gorgeous,” and who doesn’t like hearing that? But it made it me think: Are people saying I’m beautiful for a trans person? Are they saying I’m beautiful because they couldn’t tell I’m trans? I mean, you can find blogs where people are like, Laverne Cox is drop-dead gorgeous,” and there are other blogs saying I have “linebacker porportions.”tumblr_ns1h8qXLI11qmk8l2o1_500

Photos by Felisha Tolentino