"Casting the show was thrilling. The array of skin color and the range of bodies were unlike anything I’d seen on television before.

Even on the frustrating days, when a script was due and I was convinced I was a talentless hack, I consoled myself by trusting that it felt important to be telling stories about women who are largely ignored in the mainstream media. In my more assured moments, I knew that we were attempting to give a voice to the miles that fall in between black and white, gay and straight, good and bad.

That is: giving a voice to most humans.” - Lauren Morelli, staff writer for OITNB.  Article here.

"Casting the show was thrilling. The array of skin color and the range of bodies were unlike anything I’d seen on television before.

Even on the frustrating days, when a script was due and I was convinced I was a talentless hack, I consoled myself by trusting that it felt important to be telling stories about women who are largely ignored in the mainstream media. In my more assured moments, I knew that we were attempting to give a voice to the miles that fall in between black and white, gay and straight, good and bad.

That is: giving a voice to most humans.” - Lauren Morelli, staff writer for OITNB. Article here.