Laverne Cox recently began a dialogue on her Tumblr concerning the beauty standards surrounding trans women in light of Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover.
“It is important to note that these standards are also informed by race, class and ability among other intersections. I have always been aware that I can never represent all trans people. No one or two or three trans people can,” wrote Cox.
#MyVanityFairCover movement has a bunch of transgenders photoshopping their own Fair covers to show that trans identity isn’t only one form of representation.
The #MyVanityFairCover campaign which encourages trans people to create their own Fair covers was, according to Buzzfeed, spearheaded by Tumblr users Crystal Frasier and Jenn Dolari.
Tumblr users followed the trend & created their own Vanity Fair covers with the modified headline Call me [fill in the blank] and posting it with the hastag #MyVanityFairCover.
Caitlyn Jenner (formally Bruce Jenner) on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
Some in the trans community have shared their mixed feelings about Caitlyn Jenner.
— Jessica Dempsey (@WeirdHalifax) June 9, 2015
— Lexi Ryedale (@LexiRyedale) June 9, 2015
— Laura (@laura6255) June 10, 2015
— Sophie La Poupée (@SophieLaPoupee) June 11, 2015
— Yale Cohn (@YaleCohn) June 12, 2015
— Siobhan Melissa (@SiobhanMelissa) June 24, 2015
I guess this is my way of coming out?? I don’t know, I posted something for trans day of visibility a while ago but.. hey! I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Elijah. I’m 16 years old, I love playing music, and I’m genderfluid. comment if you have a question? #myvanityfaircover #myvanityfair #hehishim #genderfluid
— Aunt Barbara (@YourAuntBarbara) June 9, 2015