“What we never see in national media is writing by, about, and for Appalachian people—coverage that respects people from this place as the experts of our own lives, communities, and histories; writing that lifts up Appalachian people as complex, varied, brilliant, resilient, and diverse….We hold deep wisdom about community support networks, disaster preparedness and response, wild foods and small-scale sustainable homesteading, maintaining relationships of respect and even love across difference, extraction, addiction, celebration, faith, music, culture, and resistance.”

-Rachel Garringer

Read Rachel Garringer’s full piece here: http://www.scalawagmagazine.org/2018/03/telling-tales-how-the-media-fails-appalachia/