So Laverne Cox came to my university today to serve as a keynote speaker for the start of Ally Week
Holy shit she was so incredible
I felt a little out of place because so many of the people there were LGBTQA+ or non-heteronormative gender conforming or were black and I was just this cis-gendered heterosexual white girl (in fairness I was there because I wanted to hear her, not because I wanted to meet someone from OITNB because I haven’t seen it) but the crowd was so cool and supportive and it was such a great atmosphere and UGH SHE WAS SO AMAZING
I got to meet her. There’s a picture of me standing next to her. It’ll be available by Friday. I’ll put it up.
Seriously it was just incredible hearing her speak about her experiences as a trans woman of color and the kind of things the trans community and trans women of color in particular face on a daily basis. A lot of it was sad to hear, because so many people who identify in this group face serious prejudice and violence, but I’m glad she was saying it because it needs to be heard.
Ugh. She was so incredible. And on point.