During her interview with Vanity Fair, Caitlyn Jenner mentioned Orange is the New Black /em>star Laverne Cox as one of the many transgender “pioneers” who made it easier for her to come out.
“Back in the ’80s, I was alone. I’m kind of following in their footsteps. They made it easier for me,” Jenner said, after citing Cox, Janet Mock, Genna Rocero and Carmen Carrera by name. “I hope, with my honesty, I can make it easier for somebody else down the line.”
Throughout the day on Monday, Cox retweeted some praise for Jenner’s Vanity Fair photo shoot, but saved her own thoughts for a lengthy blog post that mentioned both Jenner’s cover and Cox’s own historic TIME magazine cover from last year.
But for Cox, the presentation of Jenner was not as important as what the cover meant to Jenner’s life.
Cox concluded the piece by discussing trans representation, and what women like Cox and Jenner can do with their platform.