Caitlyn Jenner #TransIsBeautiful photo references Laverne Cox
Caitlyn Jenner, a.k.a. the world’s most popular Twitter user, posted her seventh tweet on Saturday: “Learn from those who have walked the path before you,” Jenner wrote alongside a photograph of herself and five others. Jenner used the hashtags #LivingOurTruth and #JustTheBeginning, as well as #TransIsBeautiful, a popular tag started by Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox.
Cox discussed the #TransIsBeautiful movement in a piece she wrote about Jenner on June 2.
“I started #TransIsBeautiful as a way to celebrate all those things that make trans folks uniquely trans, those things that don’t necessarily align with cisnormative beauty standards,” Cox wrote. “For me it is necessary everyday to celebrate every aspect of myself especially those things about myself that don’t align with other people’s ideas about what is beautiful. #TransIsBeautiful is about, whether you’re trans or not, celebrating all those things that make us uniquely ourselves.”
In a video released as part of her Vanity Fair cover story, Jenner mentioned how Cox was one of the 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 mentioning Cox and other prominent trans women, Janet Mock, Genna Rocero and Carmen Carrera. “I hope, with my honesty, I can make it easier for somebody else down the line.”