Shifting the Southern Narrative, or Why I Came Home

Confronting the difficult truths of a changing Southern landscape. By Lyndsey Gilpin   In the faded photo, my grandmother is 14 years old, huddled close to her best friend on a wooden fence somewhere in Eastern Kentucky. She’s wearing a sweater and rolled-up jeans, the humidity frizzing her chestnut-brown hair. The Appalachian mountainside climbs straight […]