Thirty one years ago today, Laverne Cox was born. You probably know the Mobile, Alabama native from her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Cox has also made appearances in Law & Order, Faking It, and The Mindy Project.
Celebrate Cox’s birthday by tuning into three of her talks and conversations about her work as a trans woman, actress, and advocate.
1. Laverne Cox on Bullying and Being a Trans Woman of Color
2. Laverne Cox at Creating Change 2014
3. A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Laverne Cox
Happy Birthday, Laverne!
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Deonna Anderson is Junior Editor at For Harriet.