The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and GLAAD have created "I AM: Trans People Speak", a new campaign to create awareness around the diversity in transgender communities. Actress, reality star and trans activist Laverne Cox is featured in one of the new videos. Cox shares why she feels the need to "own" her identity.
"After I transitioned, I had this fantasy that I would take hormones for a few years and then 'blend in' effortlessly," says Cox. "There are [many] trans women who do that and that is sometimes presented as the goal. When I realized that I wasn't 'blending in' effortlessly, I had to re-evaluate things. Then I thought it was time to 'own' [being] transgender."