Beyond transitions: Orange Is the New Black transgender star finds her own truth – By Joel Luks

“Human beings aren’t supposed to live like this.”

The quote is one of Sophia Burset’s most memorable lines. The transgender character in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black has contributed to transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox’s rise to fame. Sophia’s story, a tale of self-acceptance and personal discovery that’s a microcosm for anyone who has struggled to fit in within a perplexing set of societal ideals, gleans strength from a universal human condition.

Are you resilient enough to be yourself?