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What's better than being a role model?

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In January, actress Laverne Cox appeared with model Carmen Carrera on Katie Couric’s daytime TV talk show Katie. During what was meant to be a special show to raise awareness about issues facing transgender individuals, both women ended up facing a series of awkward and personal questions about their bodies.

Which they rebuffed in a super-classy way.

Read more about the interview, its impact, and Cox's fresh take on setting a good example.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love that term "possibility model". It's definitely more activist-oriented!