Being true to you - Laverne Cox on resilience, behavior change and living authentically

This session recording is from Greenhouse Open Conference 2022

In our closing session, Daniel Chait sits down with award-winning actress, producer and activist Laverne Cox as she shares how the intersections of race, class and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Laverne draws from her own personal narrative to share how she has been able to navigate the world and all its challenges.

From growing up in Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother in a Christian family, to attending college in New York City to pursue a career as an actress, to finally finding the courage to step into the womanhood she always knew at heart was her destiny, Cox tells the story of the unique challenges along her journey to womanhood, professional achievement, self-acceptance, and love.


  • Daniel Chait, CEO and co-founder, Greenhouse
  • Laverne Cox