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The Only One in the Room-Employee Program

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weinstein Hall, Brown Ally Room
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We have all had moments of feeling isolated and being the 'only one in room'. Laura Cathcart Robbins had the same experience at a writing camp. She wrote a Huffington Post article about her story and out her experience grew her podcast -The Only One in the Room.

 Laura's presentation will be designed to help people know that they are not the only one in the room and bring a community together by sharing their stories. She will also share about developing a podcast and how to help people tell their stories in an impactful way.


Hosted by me, Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor. I found myself in an all too familiar position. On September 2018, I was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, I wrote about my ‘only one’ experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into my DM from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt ‘othered.’


Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to list the steps in creating a podcast.

2. Participants will develop skills needed to telling their stories in 5 minutes or less.

3. Participants will enjoy the concept of sharing and feel more connected to their community.