Rural Tennessee Is Losing More Hospitals Than Anywhere in the U.S., But COVID Isn’t Fully to Blame
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. Communities across Appalachia, especially in Tennessee, are struggling to maintain hospital care.
In Southwest Virginia, Reestablishing a Rural Hospital System Requires Rebuilding Trust
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. With any hospital merger or acquisition, there’s a fear that those most in need, those in the most remote communities, will be …
‘This Isn’t a Dying Coal Town’: A West Virginia Community Is Rethinking Health Care and Succeeding
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. Rural communities throughout America are struggling with the question of how to continue to provide hospital care.
Appalachia’s Hospital Closures Are a Slow-Motion Health Care Emergency
Co-published with The Nation. Unless there are drastic changes to how we apportion health care in this country, the future of rural care will be either …
Can You Afford to Be Green When You’re Not Rich? I Kept a Diary to Find Out
Co-published with The Guardian. Politicians and corporations have placed the burden of environmental responsibility on the consumer – but how easy is it to go green when …
Passive, Poor and White? What People Keep Getting Wrong About Appalachia
Co-published with The Guardian. To satisfy an elitist, narrative fetish about ‘Trump Country’, photographers from outside have long ignored my region’s diversity
My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste
Co-published with The Guardian. In a tiny south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills, the Hazel Ginsburg Well is holding waste from out-of-state fracking operations – a …
“I Couldn’t Make My Films Anywhere Else”
Co-published with Oxford American. The films and filmmakers of the Summer Documentary Institute at Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute.
Trump’s Job Promises Won’t Help Struggling Coal Counties
Co-published with Reuters. Appalachia needs a new chance to do what it does best: make it work.
Graffiti Taught Me Grit
Co-published with Lenny Letter. How becoming a single mom in a depressed town helped one woman let go of perfection.
Faith and its Limits
Co-Published with the Virginia Quarterly Review. If faith fosters separateness, how do you navigate healthcare for your children? A #VQRTrueStory essay.