Pregnant in Prison; Reproductive Rights of the Incarcerated

  In the search to find content on media representations of Daya's experience of being pregnant and giving birth in prison, I came across a slight problem that made it difficult to analyze the popular media coverage on the representation of reproductive rights in the prison industrial complex (let's call that a PIC). These were... Continue Reading →

Complex Character or Punching Bag: Sophia Burset and Transgender Representation

One of the most debated, celebrated, and critiqued characters on Orange is the New Black is Sophia Burset, a black, transgender woman played by the black, transgender activist and actress, Laverne Cox. Through her role as Sophia, Cox has become “the first transgender woman of color in a leading role on a mainstream scripted television... Continue Reading →

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