In Season 4 of the hit Netflix original Orange is the New Black, we get a glimpse into the healthcare issues that plague incarcerated women in prisons. The fifth episode of the new season focuses on the crisis that the characters face when the prison has a tampon and maxi pad shortage. This shortage of… Read more →
Soumya Misra is a senior at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. She is studying film and public policy, concentrating in public health. After completing her senior year, Soumya wishes to pursue a masters in public health, eventually working on creating policies that reduce healthcare discrimination and inequity, focusing on reducing mental health stigma in South Asian populations. She also wants to use her passion for filmmaking as a means to educate on issues of public health, such as the disparity in access to healthcare, both in mental and physical health. She is also interested in the criminal justice system and the ways that race, gender, and other social factors intermingle to determine levels of care and health outcomes.