#TBT: Iconic Moments in Beauty History 🌟 A GEENIE series giving flowers to people whose beauty and talent sparkled and reigned supreme over time. This Pride month, we're centering LGBTQIA+ folks, past and present, who have moved culture forward. Today we're thrilled to honor history-making actress and Trans activist - Laverne Cox
The Moment: It's May 12th, 2016 and we're at the fourth annual Forbes Women's Summit in New York City. The lineup of speakers include activists and celebs from across the globe - among this star studded guest list is none other than @lavernecox 💜 We're joining her at the closing panel on innovation in healthcare and self-care for women, where she sits onstage. We're moved by her words: "Growing up my gender was policed a lot; my journey has been about self-acceptance." And the lewk for the occasion: a smokey crease, bold brows & lashes, and a deep mauve pout to go with a gray casual-chic sleeveless top and matching skirt. *SWIPE* for a snippet of Laverne Cox’s panel from this event, 🎥 via Forbes Women (YouTube).
Laverne has made her mark as the first transgender woman in a countless number of categories and moments: the first to appear on Time magazine, the first to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, the first to appear on Cosmopolitan, and so much more. And, as evidenced from her words and action, she doesn’t intend to be the last. Let's give Laverne Cox her flowers in the comments today!