Laverne Cox has taught us to love your natural beauty–no matter what blemish or pimple comes your way.
According to E! News, the “Orange Is The New Black” star and activist posted the “Au Naturale” selfie on Thursday. Cox posted the photo with plenty of hashtags to summarized her look.
Cox’s brave move comes just a few days before the actress posted several photos of fellow beautiful trans women with more clever hashtags like #TransIsBeautiful. The Guardian points out the star hasn’t always been so confident in her looks. Speaking with the publication earlier this year, Cox says she used to consider going under the knife to feminize her looks, but decided against it.
The Guardian reports:
“Years ago, I wanted really highly invasive surgical procedures to feminize my face,” she said. “All these years later, I have the money to do it, but I don’t want it. I don’t want it! I’m happy that this is the face that God gave me, and it’s imperfect.”
We’re glad she loves her natural beauty, we do too! Check out some more makeup free selfies of the star below.