Shayla Martin

Washington, D.C.-based journalist

Shayla Martin is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, and winner of Spotify’s Sound Up program, a podcast-accelerator program for women of color. She’s been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Veranda, The Daily Beast, Architectural Digest, Shondaland and more. She’s been in recovery from alcoholism since November 18, 2012, and has shared her thoughts and experiences with sobriety and recovery both in essays and as a podcast guest. Find more of her work at www.ShaylaMartin.com.

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Washington, DC-based journalist and producer Shayla Martin shares her thoughts and experiences with sobriety and recovery within AA as a Black woman.

Color me sober: why open conversation is fundamental to recovery for people of color

Washington, DC-based journalist and producer Shayla Martin shares her thoughts and experiences with sobriety and recovery within AA as a Black woman.

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