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Autumn Stover-Bailey

Advancement Operations & Data Specialist

Born and raised in Southwest Virginia, Autumn grew up on a farm in Bland County. After living in Wise County for four years to complete her B.A. in English at UVA-Wise, she decided to plant her roots in the vibrant little town of St. Paul, Va., where she now lives with her husband, their four dogs and their two cats.

Autumn joined the Advancement Team at Appalachian Voices in 2023 in the hopes of contributing to a lasting change in the region she calls home. Her passion for Appalachia and its people has influenced her academic research over the years, as well as her poetry, while continuously driving her fight for economic and social justice in rural communities.

When she isn’t writing about Appalachia, you can find her crocheting, trying to recreate her mawmaw’s biscuit recipe or finding more dogs to rescue.