Piper Kerman is an American memoirist convicted of felony money-laundering charges, whose experiences in prison provided the basis for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedy-drama Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
Kerman serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association, and has been called as a witness by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to testify on solitary confinement and women prisoners. She has spoken at the White House on re-entry and employment to help honour Champions of Change in the field.
In this special livestream of her appearance at All About Women, Kerman will reveal the lessons she learnt ‘doing time’, from her first strip search to her final release, and how the generosity and acceptance of the women she met inside inspired her to become an advocate for the rights of female prisoners.
Talks & Performances
Orange is the New Black with Piper Kerman
Streamed live from Sydney Opera House as part of the 2016 All About Women festival, get up close and personal with the real life Piper Kerman, otherwise known as inmate #11187-424.
You know her story from the Netflix series based on her bestselling memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, but now hear direct from Piper herself on how her criminal past inspire a smash hit cult television series.
Tickets available on the day from the ACMI Box Office.