Laverne Cox and Janet Mock Have This Whole Sisterhood Thing on Lock

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This is Laverne Cox:

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Source: Richard Shotwell/AP

This is Janet Mock:

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Source: Matt Sayles/AP

They're both powerhouses:

Laverne Cox gets a standing ovation at the 2014 GLAAD Awards.Source: GLAAD/YouTube
Laverne Cox gets a standing ovation at the 2014 GLAAD Awards.  GLAAD/YouTube
Source: Janet Mock
Source: Janet Mock

And friends.

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Source: Andy Kropa/AP

They honor each other's work:

Source: Instagram/Laverne Cox
Source: Instagram/Laverne Cox

Have tons of fun while doing it:

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Source: SoPopular/MSNBC

Always manage to look flawless:

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock take the stage at the 2012 GLAAD Media AwardsSource: GLAAD/YouTube
Laverne Cox and Janet Mock take the stage at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards  GLAAD/YouTube

And aren't afraid to keep it real:

They also never lose sight of the fact that #TransIsBeautiful:

Source: TIME
Source: TIME

And sisterhood is too.

Janet Mock interviews Laverne Cox at the 2015 White House Correspondents DinnerSource: SoPOPular/MSNBC
Janet Mock interviews Laverne Cox at the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner  SoPOPular/MSNBC

Why their friendship matters: Too often, women are pitted against one another in friendships, jobs and activism. Mock has written about the power of friendships in her memoir and on her blog, advising others who feel lonely to seek just one person to lean on (for her, it was her childhood friend Wendi). 

And while Cox plays Litchfield Prison's stylist and confidant, Sophia on Orange Is the New Black, she shows her solidarity with other trans women like CeCe McDonald, a homeless transgender woman who was jailed for killing her attacker, as well as showing support to Caitlyn Jenner in her coming-out process. But together, Mock and Cox are two pioneering trans women of color who prove we can be allies to one another across the board. Slay, y'all. Slay.