In , Cox began her recurring role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black as Sophia Burset, a trans woman sent to prison for credit-card fraud. In that year, she stated, "Sophia is written as a multi-dimensional character who the audience can really empathize with—all of the sudden they're empathizing with a real. A trans woman is a woman who was assigned male at birth. The label of transgender woman is not always interchangeable with that of transsexual woman, although the two labels are often used in this manner. Transgender is an umbrella term that includes different types of gender variant people (including transsexual. 28 Mar According to Human Rights Watch, Amia Tyrae Berryman, a transgender woman of color has been killed. Berryman is the now the seventh reported trans person murdered this year. After responding to a report that shots had been fired outside a motel in East Baton Rouge, La. early Monday morning, police.