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In Her Shoes from the Cut is a weekly conversation between a special guest and Lindsay Peoples, The Cut's Editor-in-Chief, exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. Intimate, provocative, and probing, the Cut aims to ask questions before listeners even know they have them, always with a generous wit and an expansive idea of what is possible. From New York Magazine and The Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every other Wednesday.

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Actor, producer, and entrepreneur Taraji P. Henson talks to Lindsay about her illustrious career, including her roles in Hustle & Flow, EMPIRE and, most recently, The Color Purple. Plus, Henson talks about her fight for equal pay in the industry, her work in mental health advocacy through her Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, and why she's recently partnered with Kate Spade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Female athletes, both college and professional, continue to make gains in pay and TV-airtime equity, shatter records and break into once male-dominated sports.  Today's conversation delves into those topics and more with three accomplished athletes. It comes to you from a rooftop panel at this year's South by Southwest conference.  Guests: Dina Asher-Smith, World Champion and the fastest British woman in history. Haley Rosen, former professional soccer player and founder and CEO of Just Women’s Sports and Chloe Kim, American snowboarder and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the summer of 2018, host Lindsay Peoples wrote a piece called Everywhere and Nowhere, What it’s Really Like to be Black and Work in Fashion. It shook the table and ushered in a conversation on race in the industry. She interviewed over 100 people, including designer Tracy Reese—who's been working in fashion for more than five decades. For the fifth anniversary of the piece, Lindsay spoke to Tracy about what's changed, how far the industry has come, and how much work still needs to be done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today's episode illuminates an essential foundation of Black life: namely, Black love.  A new book from Zando Press assembles letters and original illustrations on the topic from celebrated Black writers and thinkers. The collection, Black Love Letters, explores the concept of Black love in all its facets, from diasporic connection to familial and community care to romance. Its array of contributors includes Dr. Imani Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Tarana Burke, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Lindsay spoke to Natalie Johnson, who conceived of and co-edited Black Love Letters with Cole Brown, about the process of bringing the idea to life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jamila Wideman has a fascinating career trajectory that's spanned law, advocacy, and basketball—and mentorship has been a thread stitched through all of it.  Wideman made history in 1997 when she was drafted for the inaugural WNBA season by the Los Angeles Sparks. While there, she launched an afterschool program for marginalized teens, "Hoopin' With Jamila." After playing four years in the league, she went on to attend NYU Law.  As an attorney, she represented incarcerated people and low-income populations facing eviction. Now, Wideman works for the NBA, as Senior Vice President for Player Development. She works with rookies to help them acclimate to life as a professional athlete, and guides players in thinking about their lives holistically off the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Our guest on In Her Shoes this week is Geraldine Chung, the founder of the beloved online fashion brand LCD.  It began as an online destination, showcasing an inspired mix of emerging independent designers. The brand grew fast—within a few years, Chung went on to open a brick and mortar location in Los Angeles.  But like so many other small businesses, LCD took a big revenue hit during the pandemic. It's been difficult for small brands like it to regain stability, much less profitability. Earlier this month, Chung announced in a very candid Instagram post that she's shutting down the business. We wanted to talk to her about how she reached this decision, and ask her to reflect on what she learned in a decade of building and evolving the brand in a changing retail landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's been a little over a month since the Cut wrapped its coverage of Paris Fashion Week. It's time to take the long look back at the full year in fashion. With industry vet and Cut Editor-At-Large Cathy Horyn, we review the standout designers and trends of 2023.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mara Hoffman started her eponymous label in 2002 out of her Upper East Side apartment. More than a decade in, she had an epiphany about the fashion industry: without sustainable practices, it was a toxic business that was bad for the earth.  And with the perspective of becoming a new mom, she was also thinking about her legacy differently. Hoffman began transforming her business practices, with a commitment to sustainability as a core principle.  This fall, Hoffman was awarded the Environmental Sustainability Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. On today's episode of In Her Shoes, we'll explore how she thinks about sustainable growth, and talk about the impact she wants to make on the wider fashion industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has been a trailblazer pretty much her entire political career. In 2010, she was the first Black woman elected to the Boston City council and then would later go on to become the first Black woman elected Congress from Massachusetts. As a member of congress, she’s been a constant voice on issues like reproductive rights, healthcare and criminal justice reform. In this episode, she talks about her political career, her journey dealing with alopecia and what she’s hopeful about in this current political climate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Audie Cornish is a journalism vet whose voice was our north star on NPR’s, All Things Considered for ten years. After being a public radio girl for most of her career, she’s embarking on a new journey. She’s now hosting a weekly Podcast on CNN called The Assignment with Audie Cornish. She talked about leaving NPR, her career in public radio and of course, what it’s been like starting something new. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This year marks the 50th anniversary of hip hop since the genre first erupted on the scene in the Bronx. On this episode, we hear from Bevy Smith, Debra Lee and music writer Kiana Fitzgerald on how far hip hop has come and how much work still needs to be done when it comes to women in the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As Olivia Rodrigo releases Guts, we take stock of the singer-songwriter who seemed to come out of nowhere, fully realized as an artist, back in 2021. How did Olivia surprise us so much before, and can she repeat her success a second time? Sam chats with Lindsay Zoladz, pop music critic at The New York Times, about the dualities of Olivia Rodrigo: She's an artist who is both quiet and loud, young and old at heart, and a former Disney child star whose lyrics are a gut punch. We also trace her inspirations from Alanis Morisette to Taylor Swift and explore why we can't get enough of Olivia's music in a year that's seen the pop culture power of women and girls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Five years ago, host Lindsay Peoples wrote a piece called Everywhere and Nowhere, What it’s Really Like to be Black and Work in Fashion. It shook the table and ushered in a conversation on race in the industry. She interviewed over 100 people, one of them being designer Tracy Reese who's been working in fashion for over five decades. For the fifth anniversary of the piece, Lindsay spoke to Tracy about what's changed, how far the industry has come and how much work still needs to be done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
At the end of Britney Spears’s conservatorship in November of 2021, most of her fans rejoiced. But conspiracy theories have a subset of #FreeBritney fans convinced she’s still not really free. They focus on what they see as oddities or glitches in some of her Instagram posts. Vox reporter Rebecca Jennings says there are even theories that Britney has been replaced with AI or a body double. Rebecca and Sam talk about her current piece for New York Magazine and get into the TikTok sleuthing of this extreme set of Britney fans, how the conspiracy theories mirror QAnon, and what Britney herself thinks about her fans’ actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tracy Margolies is the Chief Merchandising Officer at Saks Fifth Avenue. She continues to create innovative conversations and connections in fashion, changing the way we think about brands and shop them too. In this episode, Tracy talks about her career, her start in the industry and what it’s like balancing motherhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kenya Moore sits on the Mount Rushmore of Real Housewives legends but she’s been Gone With the Wind fabulous since before the show. The forever beauty queen has given us quality content since she joined the franchise in 2012. On This episode from January, Kenya talks about her career, her journey through motherhood and what it was like going through those grueling challenges when she starred in the Reality TV show, Special Forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Katori Hall has a way of making the most dynamic, interesting characters come to life and there’s been no better display of that than the world she’s created on the show P-Valley. On this episode, Katori talks about her career, her writing process and what's next in her journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In Her Shoes: Bevy Smith

In Her Shoes: Bevy Smith

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Bevy Smith knows how to command a room and she’s had our attention for over two decades. Her Ted Talk was one of the most viewed of 2022 and her book, Bevelations: Lessons From a Mutha, Auntie Bestie serves as the ultimate guide in reinventing yourself. On this episode, Lindsay and Bevy get a chance to catch up and talk about why it gets greater later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In 2016, Maggie Smith experienced what it was like to go viral. Her poem, Good Bones was shared all over the internet. Celebrities shared it. Mothers who could relate shared it. Even Meryl Streep read at an award show. After that moment, her life changed. In her memoir, You Could Make This Place Beautiful, She details for us exactly how her life changed in the most painful but necessary ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Christy Carlson Romano was ubiquitous on the Disney Channel in the early 2000s, starring in ‘Even Stevens,’ ‘Kim Possible,’ and ‘Cadet Kelly.’  But after the roles stopped and the checks dried up, she lost money to psychics, struggled with family relationships, and grappled with addiction. Now she processes those experiences on her popular YouTube channel, with videos like “Why I Don't Talk to Shia LaBeouf.” She talks with Sam about overcoming her past, tapping into nostalgia to find new audiences, and advocating for changes in the entertainment industry for child actors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Lavender Pixie

They remind me of my husband and I when we first met... 🔥💕🚬

Jul 7th
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Lavender Pixie

As a PAWG, I can relate to this so hard!! ☹️

Jun 26th
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Music AltAcc

These guests are talking about kindness like its a tool and no one touched on the moral end. You can be nice to people because you believe people deserve kindness. Or because you want to put out good energy for people. You don’t need to dedicate yourself to niceness or meanness.

Apr 12th
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Lavender Pixie

Thirties are good because your mind has never been more powerful, but then your body begins to fail you for the first time ever... I think it's all about balance. That's the theme of the thirties overall, in my opinion. Yin and yang.

Mar 3rd
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ForexTraderNYC

love how the ladies r introspective, will chk out the movie.

Mar 3rd
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ForexTraderNYC

Alison's friendship is kinda obsessive n kinda creepy. I mean we shouldn't be THIS attached to anything or anyone..it's a bit too much because people needs change n need other people n have own ambitions so some distance is necessary to avoid being disappointed in future.

Feb 24th
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ForexTraderNYC

hmm to explore your lovers body her physical n the interaction through language of intimacy is so appealing. I think we should help our partner fulfill themselves..but then Q arises which kink is OFF PUTTING..I've heard of all kinds of links but 2girls1cup thing, ahh no THANKS! haha...my own kink hmm, I find the natural body scents of women has always been intoxicating for me.

Feb 24th
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Lavender Pixie

It's not just alcohol. We've been overindulging in drugs of all kinds. Not a good time to be an addictive personality whatsoever...

Feb 22nd
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Lavender Pixie

Very interesting... 🤔

Feb 19th
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Whitney Ivanoff

This is a great show. Nice portraits, very informative. So glad I subbed!

Oct 24th
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Whitney Ivanoff

How perfectly you were able to capture the essence of sickness in it all!

Sep 23rd
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Gwendolyn Higgins

I never listened to the previous incarnation of this podcast, but I loved Avery Trufelman on 99% invisible, so I decided to check it out. Looking forward to more!

Aug 20th
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angedeklerk

merry christmas

Dec 16th
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angedeklerk

happy

Dec 16th
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angedeklerk

woman

Dec 16th
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Inna Pak

Wait. But what about therapy?

Oct 18th
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Barry Murphy

Episode 60 of The Cut: Your Driver is Here. Shocking, brilliant episode, reflects so well on all participants, especially the victim; please post updates

Oct 15th
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Zamhe Obi

I love you guys. /ladies lol

Sep 10th
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AdSense DeKlerk

history repeats itself.

Jul 10th
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AdSense DeKlerk

innocent people

Jul 10th
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