True transgender story: Laverne Cox, ‘I’m from Mobile, Ala.’

True transgender story: Laverne Cox, ‘I’m from Mobile, Ala.’

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Laverne Cox
“I’m from Mobile, Ala.”

Laverne Cox remembers the bullying she experienced as a child, and how it’s similar to the transphobia she experiences as an adult.

“I didn’t feel safe at all as a kid, and I’ve had moments like that as an adult, but the difference with me as an adult is that I have support now. I have people in my life who support and validate me as who I am.

“As a kid, when kids were saying all these awful things about me, I thought that was the truth of who I was.”

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