They Denied Her Humanity, So She Got Famous And Spoke Out. Loud.
I’ve always been pretty down with love. It’s a really nice feeling, and it inspired a lot of pretty good Beatles songs. But somehow, it never really occurred to me that love can be a tool for revolutionary social change — change that’s been a long time coming. Turns out, sometimes you need Laverne Cox to really break it down for you.
There are so, so many truly great parts of this. There’s 3:32, when she explains why we all have the capacity to both hurt and love, and 8:17, when she reminds us that our society treats some people like criminals simply for existing. The real highlight, however, is at 5:20, when she tells the story of the brilliant student she met on Spirit Day in Charleston, S.C. Do. Not. Miss. That.
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