Laverne Cox gets candid about her inner thoughts.
Laverne Cox hopped on Twitter to open up about some serious topics that have previously crossed her mind. The 46-year-old Orange is the New Black actress shared a letter about her suicidal thoughts from many years ago and why she no longer tweets about tragic trans murders.
"Many years ago when I was contemplating suicide, I was planning to have a note in my pocket at the time of my death and several other notes in my home which would state my name, preferred gender pronouns and that I should be referred to as a woman in my death," she wrote. "Being misgendered and deadnamed in my death felt like it would be the ultimate insult to the psychological and emotional injuries I was experiencing daily as a black trans woman in New York City, the injuries that made me want to take my own life."
As for her reason for no longer posting about the death of trans men and women, Laverne said: "its retraumatizing for me to constantly live in this space of death, murder and the injustices."
Read her full post below.