Selma's Lorraine Toussaint on Motherhood, a Childhood of 'Silent, Dark Terror' and Award Season Buzz

November 25, 2014 5:11 PM

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During my conversation with Trinidad-American actress Lorraine Toussaint, the poetic quality of her words and the depth of feeling behind them drew me in. Toussaint's story is that of a woman who was shut down by a culture, rendered powerless, but finds a way back, and in the end, completely comes into her own.

This year, coming into her own includes plenty of award season buzz, including the Oscars, about which she says, "I've never felt more full as a woman. I am bursting with stories, feelings, love, passion, and awareness of myself... The work I do is meant to be gifted and when that gift is valued, it...

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