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Orange is the New Black's Dascha Polanco Opens Up on Battling Depression

Dascha Polanco shows off her purple hair on the cover of Latina‘s June/July 2015 cover, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 32-year-old Orange is the New Black actress had to share:

On the birth of her first child: “She’s a blessing, a miracle baby but for a first experience it was difficult. Nothing’s wrong with it; it just makes it a little more challenging. The only person that was by my side was my mother.”

On life after her mother’s death: “I remember having to find somebody to stay with my daughter because I didn’t want to stop school, and I couldn’t stop working. It was raining, and I was like, ‘Who can I trust that is not my mom?’ I realized you have to put your armor on; you have to become a warrior, because family is not there.”

On her battle with depression: “Mental health is a big issue and I think it’s ignored a lot in the Latino community. It’s very interesting, the times I’ve felt that I can’t breathe emotionally, and I react to things in a very impulsive manner – where it’s anger or crying. And being able to speak to somebody about that was kind of a revelation that it was okay for me to feel depressed.”

For more on Dascha, visit Latina.com!

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Laverne Cox is a Vision in Purple at GLAAD Media Awards 2015

Laverne Cox makes a stylish arrival for the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday evening (May 9) in New York City.

The 30-year-old Orange is the New Black actress was joined on the carpet by her co-stars Jackie Cruz and Dascha Polanco.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Laverne Cox

Also at the event were Anderson Cooper, Rachael Harris, Rupert Friend, Jeffrey Tambor, Ross Matthews, Kelly Ripa, and Janet Mock.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Zac Posen dress, Paul Morelli Studio jewelry, and a Jill Haber clutch. Dascha is wearing a Jani & Khosla coat.

15+ pictures inside of Laverne Cox, Kelly Ripa, and more at the big bash… More Here! »

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Rachel Weisz & Cobie Smulders Celebrate the Power of Women With Variety

Rachel Weisz stuns at Variety’s Power Of Women at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday afternoon (April 24) in New York City.

The 45-year-old actress was joined at the big bash by Avengers: Age of Ultron actress Cobie Smulders, who received the Samsung Galaxy Edge Award for her work with Oceana.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rachel Weisz

Also at the event was Jennifer Morrison, Dascha Polanco, Glenn Close, Jessica Williams, Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg, Shiri Appleby, and Constance Zimmer.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Elliatt dress, Farbod Barsum bag, Effy Jewelry, EF Collection, AS29, and Sydney Evan jewelry. Cobie is wearing Jennifer Meyer jewels. Constance is wearing a Ramy Brook gray bralet.

20+ pictures inside of Jennifer Morrison, Cobie Smulders, and more at the celebration… More Here! »

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Laverne Cox Seriously Rocks a Runway Like No One Else Can

Laverne Cox works the runway like no other while strutting her stuff in the Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Thursday (February 12) at the Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 30-year-old actress was joined in the show by her Orange Is the New Black co-star Dascha Polanco, as well as Ciara, Kristin Cavallari, Zendaya, Rosie O’Donnell, Fifth Harmony, and many others.

Laverne has some big news that she appears to have been celebrating with her amazing runway moves – she just got cast in a CBS legal drama pilot Doubt. It is about a “transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

FYI: Ciara is wearing a SAFiYAA dress. Zendaya is wearing a Rubin Singer dress.

30+ pictures inside of Laverne Cox and other ladies in the fashion show… More Here! »

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Natasha Lyonne & 'Orange is the New Black' Cast Swap Prison Uniforms For Classy Ensembles at SAG Awards 2015

Natasha Lyonne keeps it classy at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 25) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old actress was joined by her Orange is the New Black co-stars Dascha Polanco, Vicky Jeudy, Jackie Cruz, Annie Golden, Lauren Lapkus, Lea DeLaria, Selenia Leyva, and Diane Guerrero.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natasha Lyonne

The whole cast of Orange is the New Black took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, beating out The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Veep, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

FYI: Natasha is wearing a Proenza Schouler dress and Fred Leighton jewels. Vicky is wearing a Charbel Zoe Couture dress. Lauren is wearing Andi Alyse jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of the Orange is the New Black cast at the 2015 SAG Awards… More Here! »

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Brooklyn Decker & Gabrielle Union Get Glam for Elle's Women in Television Event!

Brooklyn Decker and Gabrielle Union take a moment to pose for photographs while stepping out for the Elle Women in Television Celebration held at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Tuesday (January 13) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 27-year-old actress and Gabrielle, 42, were joined at the event by Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe, VikingsKatheryn Winnick, comedian Whitney Cummings, singer Sia, Zoe Lister Jones, Black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis Ross, The Strain‘s Regina King, Orange is the New Black‘s Dascha Polanco, Extra host Maria Menounos, and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley.

FYI: Caitriona is wearing a House of CB jumpsuit, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Rauwolf clutch, Jennifer Fisher ring and choker, and Maria Black ear cuff. Katheryn is wearing a Pamella Roland dress. Dascha is wearing a Haute Hippie blazer, dress, and crystal neckpiece. Gabrielle is wearing Novis top and skirt. The event was sponsored by Hearts on Fire Diamonds and Olay.

30+ picture inside of Brooklyn Decker, Gabrielle Union, and more at the Elle Women in Television CelebrationMore Here! »

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Celebrities Step Out for iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Festival!

Christina Milian poses backstage at the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina festival held at The Forum on Saturday (November 22) in Inglewood, Calif.

The 33-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by Ricky Martin, Ryan Seacrest, Mario Lopez, Orange is the New Black‘s Dascha Polanco and Selenis Leyva, and Pitbull, among many others!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ricky Martin

“Backstage at the #iheartradio #FiestaLatina @OscarDeLaHoya #LatinPride this is such an awesome event” Christina tweeted from the event.

10+ pictures inside of Christina Milian and others at the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina festival… More Here! »

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