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Piper Kerman

Ode To Piper

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 06.21.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

I think we should honor the woman who started Orange Is the New Black with her prison memoir, Piper Kerman. Not only is her story beside every returning citizen as they show themselves to the world after being locked away from society, she catalyzed the criminal justice reform movement we're witnessing right now.

'Crazy Eyes' and Throwing Pies: Borderline Personality Disorder in Women's Prisons

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Chandra Bozelko

"Crazy Eyes," the nickname for character Suzanne Warren on Orange Is the New Black for which actress Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy last month, is probably the greatest lesson on the reality of mental illness in women behind bars.

#StandWithHer -- The Women and Families Affected by Mass Incarceration

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Anna Nti-Asare

In short, the injustice of mass incarceration is something everyone should be aware of and talking about. The impact it is having not only on inmates but also on their partners and families is a discussion we cannot continue to leave out.

The Real Piper Explains The Devastating Effects Of Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women

“I spent 13 months as a prisoner in the federal system... The longest amount of time I was placed alone in a holding cell was four hours and I was r...

Erin Whitney

Cleary Wolters, The Real Alex Vause, Shares Her Story For The First Time | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment

As fans of "Orange Is the New Black" prepare to spend upwards of 13 hours watching the third season of the Netflix series this June, they may easily f...

What 'OITNB' Gets Wrong About Lesbian Sex In Prison

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Orange Is The New Black" fans know bespectacled drug smuggler Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon, as Piper Chapman's incarcerated on-again-off-again ...

'Orange Is The New Black' Will Feature A Character Inspired By Martha Stewart

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment

There's a lot to look forward to in Season 3 of "Orange Is the New Black," like the new character played by Ruby Rose, Alex's return as teased in the ...

Young Global Leader Embraces Prison Reform

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that the Foundation supports, really opened my eyes on the need to offer assistance to both incarcerated individuals and their families.

Torture in US Prisons: What 'OITNB' Hasn't Told You

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Rev. Ron Stief

We Americans like to think of our nation as the "shining city on a hill," as a protector of human rights, a beacon for the rest of the world. The reality, however, is that widespread torture is happening today in our own country, especially in state and federal prisons and detention facilities.

OITNB Season 2: Those Days Piper Spent in Solitary? For Some Prisoners in the U.S., It's Decades on End

Jessica Lee | Posted 08.23.2014 | Crime
Jessica Lee

Right now, there are at least 80,000 people in the United States facing that horrifying existence, including people with mental and physical disabilities, pregnant women, the elderly, and children as young as 13.

The Only Thing You Need To Prepare For Your 'Orange Is The New Black' Binge

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.05.2014 | TV

Like anyone with a pulse and a Netflix account, we're just about tearing our hair out in anticipation for season two of "Orange Is The New Black." But...

Maureen Ryan

Welcome Back, 'Orange Is The New Black'! | Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment

I won't fool myself into thinking that any review, including mine, will lead anyone to watch the second season of "Orange Is the New Black." Let's fac...

The 'Orange Is The New Black' Cast Looked Very Different In High School

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment

Before there was Litchfield, before there was Netflix ... there was high school. has unearthed photos of the "Orange Is The New Black"...

The Truth About Alex And Piper Will Crush You

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.16.2014 | TV

Don't deny it, one of the best parts of "Orange Is the New Black" is the rising sexual tension and relationship drama between Piper and Alex. It wa...

Ryan J. Reilly

'Orange Is The New Black' Author Sounds Off On Solitary Confinement | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Orange Is The New Black author Piper Kerman, whose book on her stay in a federal women's prison was adapted into a popular Netflix serie...

Everything We Learned From Piper Kerman's 'OITNB'-Themed AMA

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.21.2013 | TV

Piper Kerman, author of the memoir that Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" is based on, conducted an informative AMA yesterday (Nov. 20). Here's what...

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 34: Behind Bars

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 10.25.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Author Piper Kerman conveys both the sense of disconnection, depression, fear and horror that must overcome anyone who has to go to prison, even if that person is a lot tougher than a thirty-five year old woman who had long since put her brief criminal past behind her.

Sidekicked In Modern Media

Derek Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Hartley

If one more over-processed middle aged lady shouts, "I love my gays," as if we are human accessories, I am going to lose it. It is important to have our stories told, and to not discourage those in media to bother trying, but we should stand with critics in asking for a fresh angle.

The Deal With The Underwear Situation On 'Orange Is The New Black'

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.21.2013 | Style

If you haven't already binge-watched Netflix's latest hit show "Orange Is the New Black", might I suggest that you go and do that. Right now. The seri...

I'm a Piper, You're a Piper: 10+ Stupid, Illegal Things We Did in Our 20s

Candace Walsh | Posted 10.19.2013 | TV
Candace Walsh

Orange is the New Black isn't just popular because it's good. The fascination often comes from the knowledge that viewers are one bitter ex's dime drop away from getting in trouble for things they did when they were young, arrogant, and filled with bravado.

The Long History of White Privilege in Prison Reform

Tammy Ingram | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Tammy Ingram

Orange Is the New Black has raised awareness about the prison reform movement precisely because the lead character is a middle-class white anomaly in a federal prison population that has swelled by nearly 800 percent since 1980.

'Orange' Author's Impassioned Argument About Women In Prison

Posted 08.15.2013 | Women

Piper Kerman put a spotlight on incarcerated women with her memoir, "Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison," and the critically-acclaim...

Sexual Fluidity and Orange Is the New Black

Candace Walsh | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Candace Walsh

It's a lot easier to believe that people are either gay, straight, or bisexual (and many are!) -- but there's another explanation for it: sexual fluidity.

'Orange Is the New Black' Is My New Netflix Addiction

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.09.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The entertaining prison drama "Orange Is the New Black" manages to be both subversive and serious, both sweet and viciously barbed.

WATCH: Piper Kerman Talks 'Orange Is The New Black'

HuffPost Live | Gina Carey | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The new Netflix original series "Orange Is The New Black" is based on the true story of Piper Kerman, a college-educated woman who spent a year in pri...