Laverne Cox Explained The Groundbreaking Barbie Doll's Touching Story

Laverne Cox Explained The Groundbreaking Barbie Doll's Touching Story ...

Laverne Cox received an especially special birthday present this year: her own Barbie doll. She is the latest celebrity to inspire an addition to the Barbieas tribute collection, and sheas made no secret how emotional she is to have the brandas first transgender doll created in her image. In fact, she explained how she is touched about the role Barbie played in healing her past trauma as an adult and her hopes of representing trans youth.

I became a kid so much because my mother refused to have a Barbie doll, according to Cox in a video she shared on Instagram. aIt was painful, and my friend said, so you should go and buy yourself a Barbie and play with her.a And so I did. I went out and bought a Barbie doll, and I dressed her as a mom. It was a way for me to heal my inner child.a

Cox shared in the video that she told her mom about getting herself the doll a and for Christmas, thatas what her mom finally got her. aIt was so profound and beautifully healing,a Cox added. Itas made being the inspiration for a Barbie even more special to her as she introduced her Barbie on the Today show on May 25.

aI believe that when more than 250 anti-transgender legislation have been introduced in state legislatures across the country, focusing on transgender children and LGBTQ youth, I hope that all those young people who are being mistreated when their health is compromised, their ability to play in sports, and I hope they can see this Barbie and have a sense of hope and possibility. aIf they donat see themselves in this Barbie, I hope they know that they can create spaces where they do not see themselves, where they are represented.

The Orange Is the New Black vet is planning her 50th birthday this year, and she revealed her stunning look on Instagram on May 28. Fittingly, she matched her Barbie in a custom design by Garo Sparo. She went on with a Mattelas team to develop costumes that you can mix and match to achieve multiple appearances while keeping the price tag at $40.

aI love her and I had such a great time working with everyone at Mattel, imagining her, according to Cox.

It sounds like she had the best birthday ever, with the best gift.

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