The Parthenon

Defining my Appalachian identity

The mountains at Benge's Gap overlook in Virginia.

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 30, 2015

Appalachian, as an identity, says so much more about a person than just the region they’re from or where they live. I returned Sunday from the Appalachian Studies Association Conference in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a more developed understanding of what being Appalachian means to me and says a...