Laverne Cox “Ain’t I A Woman? My Journey to Womanhood”

Everyone may know Laverne Cox from the popular Netflix original, Orange is the New Black or her appearance in Time magazine, but she also is known for her powerful and eye-opening addresses and speeches about her experiences as a transgender woman and gender expression. Her program “Ain’t I A Woman? My Journey to Womanhood” is coming to our campus at 7 p.m Tuesday, November 10 in the Memorial Chapel.

Laverne Cox became the first openly-trans individual to be nominated for an Emmy in 2014 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She is an acclaimed actress who has appeared in numerous shows including (but not limited to) Orange is the New Black and The Mindy Project. Aside from acting, she also produces documentaries, including her 2014 work titled The T Word. She is currently working on Free CeCe, which is planned to be released in 2016. Cox stresses the need to “moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically.”

Cox has used her fame and wide audience to shed light on transgender rights and issues and has become a transgender advocate and rights icon. Come out and see and hear all that Laverne Cox can tell about her inspiring journey to womanhood.


  • Hedy Yu

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