Ivy Brashear is MACED’s Appalachian Transition Director. Her work focuses on shifting the narrative of Appalachia as a critical aspect of just economic transition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Appalachian Studies from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Master’s degree in Community and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky. She also teaches Feature Writing and Storytelling at EKU, and is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Huffington Post, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Yes! Magazine and Scalawag. She is a native of Viper, Kentucky, where her family has lived for five generations.
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Sunday, December 15, 2019
The Lies We're Told About Appalachia
Granny Hazel taught me how to feed the chickens. Hold the ear of dried corn in both hands and twist to pry the kernels from the cob, then throw it out into the yard for the waiting chickens to eat. I loved watching them peck away at the ground, eating the corn our family had grown that summer. At 5...