Society & Culture

SUNDAY EDITION: Hari Ziyad Is The Only One Challenging Us To Evolve

podcast April 18, 2021

share close

Hari says this about gender language: “I stopped forcing myself into the category of ‘male’ which never seemed to fit me long ago, and though ‘maleness’ is the language that most tongues wrap easiest around when I am seen, it is not the language that makes room for my existence in this world.”

Hari Ziyad is a cultural critic, a screenwriter, and the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitr. They are a 2021 Lambda Literary Fellow, and their writing has been featured in BuzzFeed, Out, the Guardian, Paste magazine, and the academic journal Critical Ethnic Studies, among other publications. Previously they were the managing editor of the Black Youth Project and a script consultant on the television series David Makes Man. Hari spends their all-too-rare free time trying to get their friends to give the latest generation of R & B starlets a chance and attempting to entertain their always very unbothered pit bull mix, Khione.

For more information about Hari, visit

Instagram: @hariziyad

Special thanks to our Sponsor Betterhelp:

Start living a happier life today! As an Only On In The Room listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at Join the over one million people who have taken charge of their mental health with the help of experienced Better Help professionals.

Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays, Scott Talks on Wednesdays and our brand new series On My Nightstand on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you’d like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 

Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.

We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you’re there don’t forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!

All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Rate it
Previous episode