My Cul­tured Life

What’s hot in Lav­erne Cox’s world

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morn­ing? Write down five things

I’m grate­ful for.

What’s on your work­out playlist? Early ’90s hip-hop.

What’s the last film that made you cry? Lion.

What’s the last TV series you binged on? Big Lit­tle Lies. It’s reignited my love for Reese Wither­spoon af­ter Legally Blonde and Elec­tion.

What is your most-trea­sured pos­ses­sion? My Emmy, be­cause as a black, work­ing-class trans girl from Mo­bile, Alabama, to have one makes me feel like any­thing is pos­si­ble.

What photo do you have as your phone screen­saver? Me in a cutout bikini, at my goal weight.

What’s your ul­ti­mate blowout meal? Truf­fled mac and cheese, fol­lowed by Ben & Jerry’s Choco­late Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.

What app do you wish some­one could in­vent? A dat­ing app for trans­gen­der women that does not have a sex-work com­po­nent to it.

What book changed your life? The Gifts Of Im­per­fec­tion by Brené Brown.

How do you pass time on set? I sing opera.

What’s the alarm on your phone? It was a rooster but my ex found it an­noy­ing, so now it’s a chime.

What’s your favourite emoji? The aubergine.

What book is next to your bed, wait­ing to be read? Heal­ing Your Alone­ness [by Erika J Chopich and Mar­garet Paul]. It’s about re­cov­er­ing your in­ner child.

Which song gets you on the dance floor? Any­thing by Bey­oncé. Last time, it was For­ma­tion.

Which TV show never gets old? Sex And The City. I could quote the whole show ver­ba­tim to you.

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