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Lipstick & Vinyl
The Only One In The Room
Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as...
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4.8 stars from 141 ratings
Beautiful podcast!!
This podcast is outstanding. The hosts treat each guest with such compassion and really take a step in their shoes. It’s so important to have a space to share stories like these and make people feel less alone, and the guest are all so brave! Very feel-good show! Thank you for making these!!
Laura Carney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/21
This is such a great podcast. Laura is an incredibly thoughtful interviewer. It’s so intimate!! But also engaging & entertaining. So good!
imlaura via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/21
Laura and Scott have the most welcoming and warm atmosphere for their podcast! I absolutely love listening to guests as Laura has them open up about their ‘only one’ experiences. Everybody has something that makes them feel othered and this podcast is truly a space to feel and breed that...Read full review »
Gogs456 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/20
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