Cuban-born American actress, Selenis Levya, 44, who plays Gloria Mendoza in the Netflix original Orange is the New Black, has proven that talent—not any old, tired, sexist, racist, ageist, Hollywood standards for who is allowed to be seen on TV—is the true prerequisite for being a star. And in addition to her incredible acting, Levya is also a longtime activist, fighting for LGBTQ rights. Levya's real-life sister Marizol is a transgender woman, as is her co-star Laverne Cox,
Paulette Leaphart, 49, is a cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy (you might recognizer her from the "Hope" section of Beyonce's new visual album "Lemonade"). She is now walking 1000 miles across country from Biloxi, Mississippi to Washington, DC, bare chested to augment the "pink" sanitized imagery of cancer.
"I don't want to give them a pretty pink story, wrapped up in a pretty pink bow about breast cancer, because that's not what it is. This is it, across my c