Laura Ingalls Wilder ... began a long career as an ardent advocate for farm women, their families, and farming as a way of life and a calling.
Few Cambodian women, especially those from rural areas, have been able to reach positions of leadership in the workforce or government.
The Langham Place group thus challenged dominant conceptualisations of respectable femininity for rural womenthroughout the second half of the nineteenth-century
Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South Jessica Wilkerson, University of Mississippi My research started with watching a movie. The women characters of the award-winning documentary film “Harlan County: USA” (1976) made indelible impressions on me. Mothers, daughters, and sisters of coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky, organized in support of men who went on … Continue reading Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South
The Rural Women's Studies Association and this Rural Women's Studies blog seek to highlight both research and activism related to rural women around the world. This week, instead of our typical blog post, we have chosen to highlight an upcoming campaign that seeks to promote local activism around the globe to focus on empowering rural women … Continue reading 17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities
In Our Own Words: Native Impressions Lucy Ganje, Professor, Art/Graphic Design, University of North Dakota Kim Fink, Professor, Art/Printmaking, University of North Dakota Daniel Heyman, Professor, Painting/Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design & Princeton University. Three artists combined oral history with social justice art to create the project, “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions.” The … Continue reading In Our Own Words: Native Impressions
Black women’s activism was a crucial part of the self-advocacy and efficacy necessary to improve conditions in Arkansas’s rural black communities.
What is Appalachian feminism?
The most important issue is the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking.