"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.