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At Southern Appalachian Women, our mission is to illuminate the untold stories and celebrate the rich heritage of the Southern Appalachian region. Through our photography series, we aim to give voice to the diverse narratives that shape our culture and history, ensuring they are not lost to time.

 

Creating this art is a labor of love and dedication. On average, each shoot costs us between $5,000 and $7,000, an investment we currently cover out of pocket. To date, we’ve completed five shoots, totaling an investment of $30,000. This commitment underscores our passion and the importance of our mission.

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Support our journey to bring Appalachian women’s history to light with a donation!

We ask for your support not just as donors, but as partners in preserving and sharing the unique tapestry of Southern Appalachian life. Every contribution, regardless of size, helps us continue this essential work. We do not have a minimum donation amount because we believe in the power of community and collective effort. Every dollar brings us closer to keeping these stories alive, providing insight, and celebrating the soul of our region.

 

Join us in this vital mission. Your support not only helps cover the costs of these shoots but also affirms the value of our shared heritage and the importance of storytelling in understanding who we are and where we come from.

 

Dive into the heart of Southern Appalachian heritage with our upcoming photo series, a vivid journey through time, culture, and the untamed beauty of the mountains. This collection, soon to be revealed on our journals page, promises to immerse you in the profound narratives that have shaped this land:

 

Trailblazing Narratives: We are thrilled to announce that next week, we embark on a groundbreaking journey to capture our first African American story, marking a significant moment in our series as we continue to explore the diverse fabric of the Southern Appalachians.

 

Emma Bell Miles’ Legacy: Venture into the soulful intertwining of art and nature, where the Blackberry Gown meets the wild spirit of Appalachia through the eyes of a legendary artist and writer.

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Scottish Pioneers Unearthed: Experience the grit and grace of the early Scottish settlers with authentic representations like the Blackberry Gown, bringing pioneer resilience to life against the backdrop of rugged landscapes.

 

Native Spirit and the Land: Discover the sacred connection between Native American traditions and the Appalachian wilderness, with elements like the Blackberry Gown symbolizing the deep bonds to nature.

 

Whispers and Shadows: Step into the mysterious world of Appalachian folklore, where ghostly tales and historical legends are woven into the very fabric of our shoots, including the haunting beauty of the Blackberry Gown.

 

Dykeman’s “The Tall Woman” Reimagined: Relive the enduring story of strength and struggle in the mountains as we bring Lyddie’s world to life, with the Blackberry Gown standing as a symbol of her connection to the land and her heritage.

 

Prepare to be captivated by the stories we’ve unearthed, stories that echo the resilience, mystery, and profound beauty of the Southern Appalachians. Join us on this riveting expedition to witness the untold stories of the Southern Appalachians, where history, culture, and the echoes of the mountains come alive.

 

Be a part of this historic moment. Witness the unveiling.

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