The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives through having honest, in-depth interviews with a new guest each episode.
On this episode, we are joined by Ms. Jazmen Thorpe, a woman from Stanton whose mother struggled with addiction. Jazmen, the oldest sibling in the household, was raised by her grandparents with awareness of her mother's situation from a young age. Now a decade into adulthood, she sits with us and looks back on how her experience has shaped her.
Jazmen brings raw honesty to the interview, giving us a clear and heartfelt picture of what life is like for too many people. Her story helps listeners develop empathy, as she sheds light on how several people are impacted by one person's addiction.
These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).