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Years ago, a therapist said in our very first session that there are only two things that we can truly control in our lives - our own perception and our own behavior. That's it. Nothing more than that.  Each week, The Laverne Cox Show will feature intimate conversations with folks who help me to see and think differently so that maybe I can act differently. It is my hope that this becomes a place that fosters perspectives that might inspire new behavior in each of us, which in turn gets us closer to becoming the very best versions of ourselves. Let's have a spiritual makeover together. 

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Years ago, a therapist said in our very first session that there are only two things that we can truly control in our lives - our own perception and our own behavior. That's it. Nothing more than that.  Each week, The Laverne Cox Show will feature intimate conversations with folks who help me to see and think differently so that maybe I can act differently. It is my hope that this becomes a place that fosters perspectives that might inspire new behavior in each of us, which in turn gets us closer to becoming the very best versions of ourselves. Let's have a spiritual makeover together. 

    The Laverne Cox Show Returns April 22!

    The Laverne Cox Show Returns April 22!

    The Laverne Cox Show will return from its brief hiatus on April 22, 2021. Just a few guests lined up are activist and MeToo creator Tarana Burke on reclaiming the movement; award-winning author, educator, and musician Kevin Allred on politicizing Beyonce; and researcher and academic Richard Rothstein on the roots of housing inequality in America. //

    Thank you for listening to The Laverne Cox Show! Please rate, review, subscribe and share with everyone you know. You can find Laverne on Instagram and Twitter @LaverneCox and on Facebook at @LaverneCoxForReal. As always, stay in the love.
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    • 47 sec
    Loud, Live and in Her Glory w/ Ts Madison

    Loud, Live and in Her Glory w/ Ts Madison

    There are not enough words to describe Ts Madison. Bold. Brash. Outrageous. Loud. Colorful. Savvy. But first and foremost Entrepreneur. Ts is an openly transgender entertainer who learned young how to hustle and make that coin. She learned business the hard way as a sex worker, but her head for business, marketing and promotion has led her to mainstream television. She is the first openly transgender person to have her own reality TV show. You can watch “The Ts Madison Experience” on WE TV. She and Laverne have SO much to talk about.
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    • 49 min
    Beauty as Capital w/ Kimberly Foster

    Beauty as Capital w/ Kimberly Foster

    Beauty. What is it? Who has it and who doesn’t. Does it really matter? Sure, everyone would probably like to be “beautiful” if given a choice, but does it actually matter? Kimberly Foster says yes. Actually she says hell, yes. The way a person is perceived in the world affects everything from job security to healthcare, which means there are real consequences for anyone brave enough to push back and opt out of the high heels, slinky dresses and eyelash extensions. //
    Kimberly Foster is a writer, cultural critic and founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet, a multi-platform digital community for Black women. For Harriet was founded in 2010. The site has been featured in the New York Times, ESSENCE, Forbes and Huffington Post. // https://www.youtube.com/user/ForHarrietdotcom
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    • 51 min
    Trauma Resilience and Healing w/ Jennifer Burton Flier

    Trauma Resilience and Healing w/ Jennifer Burton Flier

    Jennifer Burton Flier is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice and a senior faculty member with Trauma Resource Institute (TRI). She is also certified in Brene Brown’s Daring Way and Rising Strong models. The Community Resiliency Model she teaches with TRI focuses on stabilizing the nervous system when we are under stress or triggered by traumatic events. Jennifer says learning some simple concepts about the body and brain can reduce our stress responses, creating more balance and ease in our daily lives. //
    More about Jennifer at www.jenniferburtonmft.com
    More about TRI at www.traumaresourceinstitute.com
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    • 45 min
    Moving Beyond the Gender Binary w/ ALOK

    Moving Beyond the Gender Binary w/ ALOK

    Alok Vaid-Menon, also known simply as ALOK, joins Laverne for an inside perspective on what it means to live in the world as a person who does not belong on either side of the traditional gender binary - meaning strictly male or female. ALOK (they/them) is a gender non-conforming writer and performance artist. As a mixed-media artist ALOK explore themes of gender, race, trauma, belonging, and the human condition. They are the author of Femme in Public (2017) and Beyond the Gender Binary (2020). In 2019 they were honored as one of NBC’s Pride 50 and Out Magazine’s OUT 100. They have presented their work in more than 40 countries.
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    • 58 min
    Fatphobia and Diet Culture w/ Virgie Tovar

    Fatphobia and Diet Culture w/ Virgie Tovar

    Writer, fat activist and podcast host Virgie Tovar teaches us about the roots of fatphobia and the many pitfalls of diet culture. She and Laverne cover everything from discrimination to health care, white supremacy and social policing. Even if you’ve never been on a diet a single day in your life, this is for you, too. 
    Virgie Tovar is the author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat and The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color. She is a contributor for Forbes.com, where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight-based discrimination at work. Her podcast, Rebel Eaters Club, investigates the North American relationship to food and body. 
    Rebel Eaters Club podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebel-eaters-club/id1495401238

    You Have the Right to Remain Fat audiobook:
    https://www.audible.com/pd/You-Have-the-Right-to-Remain-Fat-Audiobook/B08G1T4LGZ

    The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color
    https://www.amazon.com/Self-Love-Revolution-Radical-Positivity-Solutions/dp/1684034116

    Babecamp: Break Up with Diet Culture E-Course
    https://bodypositiveschool.teachable.com/p/babecamp 
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
486 Ratings

486 Ratings

4ZombieLuv ,

Thank You!!

The first podcast I heard was with Brené Brown and Ms. Laverne was asking the some of the same questions I had in my mind! Very insightful and inspirational. I am happy to be learning even more with other guests. I’m a student of CSUMB and was lucky enough to have Laverne Cox as a key or speaker! She is just as honest, smart, funny, and caring in a zoom meeting as she is a Podcast! Thank you for sharing great info and being so dynamic. Ya, I’m a fan!! 👍🏽☺️👍🏽🌈❤️

ShadowWings ,

Even more incredible than I was expecting

This show is absolutely required listening, no matter where you are coming from. Laverne Cox is an incredible listener and thinker, and really does her research, about both the interviewee and important topics and theory in general. This makes each episode packed with insights and conversation that gets to the heart of the issues discussed - and there are plenty of light moments as well! I have recommended episodes of the podcast to people in my life who aren’t as informed about trans people, mental health, and weight/beauty, and it has been an accessible introduction for them, since Laverne does a good job of making sure concepts are thoroughly explained, without talking down to people. She is such a skillful interviewer as well, jumping in at exactly the right time to emphasize an important concept, to let something sink in/digest, or to ask for clarification. I learned something new each episode, and it is so thoroughly entertaining as well. I feel really grateful that she has brought this series to life!

gwmdancer ,

I love this show so much!!!

Every single episode has expanded my mind and my heart. Laverne shines, her guests are phenomenal and she meets them with wisdom, curiosity and heart. It’s beautiful and I’m so grateful for it, thank you!!!

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