#WomanCrushWednesday: Laverne Cox

If you’ve never heard of Laverne Cox, then you’re really missing out. Actress, producer and LGBT activist, Laverne Cox is glamorous, elegant and a passionate advocate for social justice. She plays Sophia Burset, a transgender woman, on Orange is the New Black and was the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine. Not only is she a fierce queen, but she’s also an advocate for change. Still need convincing on why you should make Laverne Cox your #WomanCrushWednesday? Read on.

She has words of encouragement for all.

She is elegant and flawless.

She speaks out for transgender people.

She’s got the moves.

Just look at that perfect hair flip.

She is all about intersectionality when it comes to her social justice.

She wants representation in the media.

She has an important message for us all.

She is super fierce.

She appreciates mac ‘n’ cheese.

She has the best shade-throwing faces.

But she’s absolutely adorable!

She is a literal goddess.

Celebrate Laverne Cox by making her your #WomanCrushWednesday!