"Do you want to go and hear Laverne Cox speak tomorrow night?" my friend asked. Laverne Cox is an actress, best known for her role on Orange Is the New Black, and an advocate for the LGBT community. As the first openly transgender woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the acting category, she has been a strong force and representative for the community.
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"Umm, sure, I guess" was my less than enthused reply. Normally, I would have very little interest in this sort of event but something told me to say yes, so off I went to stand with my friend in line for over an hour to be admitted to the packed theater to hear Laverne Cox speak. It was amazingly informative to hear her share her experiences and her take on the world, as it is so different from my own. By attending this event, I realized that you can learn an infinite amount by opening your mind and taking in the ideas of others.
As difficult or uncomfortable as it may be to expose yourself to unfamiliar situations and information, there are many benefits to expanding your horizons.
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