As a kid, Laverne felt different. Even though she felt like a girl, she wasn’t allowed to live her life as a girl. But she loved dancing and acting, and felt like she could be her true self on stage. After school, she moved to New York to study ballet and pursue acting. Laverne became the first transgender woman of colour to lead a TV series, and was the first ever trans actress to be nominated for an Emmy. Features stylish and quirky illustrations, extra facts at the back, and a biographical timeline.