Issue 1: February/March 2011


Saluting the Women I Want to Be

By Jamie Goodman My grandmother was a true Appalachian mountain woman. She stood a mere 5 feet 2 inches, but she was as tall as a tree in my eyes. Her skin was weathered by years of working on the farm; her eyes were water-blue, and her hands scarred and tough. Her back was hunched […]

The Women of Appalachia: One of our most powerful natural resources

The Formidable, Fearless and Fantastic Women of Appalachia Story by Bill Kovarik Fearless women settled Appalachia – and are still fighting for it. Alongside men, they plowed fields, put up food, kept the family and faced conflict. Women like Mary Draper Ingles, taken hostage in 1755 by Shawnee Indians, who hiked 500 hundred miles of […]