Laverne Cox applauds Caitlyn Jenner and discusses the impact her transition has had on those going through a similar journey.
Laverne Cox has made it clear in the past she does not envy Caitlyn Jenner’s very public life as a transgender woman, but has come out and applauded her for using her visibility for good.
“It’s not about positive representation or negative representation, but diverse representation,” she says when she visited the US talk show 'The Talk'. “The visibility that she has—she can reach so many more people, and I think that’s really amazing and impactful.”
“She’s using her privilege to elevate the stories of trans folks who don’t have the privilege that she does, and I think that’s really beautiful,” she adds. "When I think about Caitlyn's story it's so very different from mine. I transitioned in my 20s. Working class. Black."
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