“ It was still late summer elsewhere, but here, high in Appalachia, fall was coming; for the last three mornings, she’d been able to see her breath. The woods, which started twenty feet back from her backdoor like a solid wall, showed only hints of the impending autumn. A few leaves near the treetops had turned, but most were full and green. Visible in the distance, the Widow’s Tree towered above the forest. Its leaves were the most stubborn, tenaciously holding on sometimes until spring if the winter was mild. It was a transitional period, when the world changed its cycle and opened a window during which people might also change, if they had the inclination. ”
Women residing in Appalachian counties are encouraged to share their words, art, and stories for possible inclusion in the 6th annual Women of Appalachia and Women Speak event, coming soon to a local gallery.In 2009, the first annual Women of Appalachia exhibit took place, featuring the work of five visual artists and four poets. Through the years, the event has expanded to include many visual and spoken word artists who call the Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio home.
The infection known as [App-a-lay-shuh] has been spreading for decades. It is highly transmittable through the mouth and ears; ignorance is a side effect. Help us fight this disease. Teach people h…
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nekaro: Took my first trip to Appalachia yesterday! Being born and raised in Kentucky I've always identified as being from Appalachia, but I'm from western Ky. We visited the Natural Bridge and the Nada Tunnel. It was breathtaking! Since we had about a 4 hour drive back home, we didn't get a chance to see too much, but a return (more planned!) trip is already in the works. I thought about your Tumblr while I was there! :)
Thank you for thinking of me! Your trip sounds so lovely. If you took any photos I’d love to see them! I hope you do get to come back soon. Spend a weekend in the hills or mountains right when the leaves start changing color. You won’t regret it :)