Written by: Dan Radmacher
January 26, 2012
We want to help Appalachian residents tell their own stories, to help show the rest of the nation what is happening here and what is being lost in this national energy sacrifice zone.
As part of that effort, we’d like to hear from you. Use the comments section below to tell your story of life in Appalachia. Tell us about where you grew up. What life is like there now. Why you left, if you did. Tell us about the beauty, the music, the art, the culture, the environment. Tell us about living in the shadow of a mountaintop removal operation and dealing with the blasting, the dust, the overloaded trucks. Tell us about working for the mines, either underground or up above. Tell us about teaching in the schools, or working on a Main Street that’s seen better days. Tell us what you love about life in Appalachia, and what you hate.
Everyone will have a different story, and we want to help tell them all. Please include a valid email address (which won’t be made public) so we can contact you if we’d like to do more with your story.