The 30-year-old transgender actress said she'd initially said no to posing nude.
"I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again,' she told the publication. "But I'm a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent.
Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful."
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