Times Have Changed


This film was created to show how many children in Southeastern Kentucky are being raised by grandparents and along with that, how they are being taught about sex from their grandparents. The talk about sex is necessary for all families, and this film can show the consequences of what not talking about this subject may do.

It Goes Unspoken: The Unseen Labor of Appalachian Women

In this meditative documentary, All Access EKY fellows Skylar Griffith and Hannah Rose Adams explore the often unseen work of women in Appalachia-- including full-time motherhood - and their demand for recognition.  For years, women have taken on the role of being “backbones” within Appalachian communities. They carry households on their shoulders, provide life and shelter, all while attempting to live up to high expectations of who they are expected to be. 

Produced by Skylar Griffith and Hannah Rose Adams

Mountain Talk: Women's Health, Women's History

This episode of Mountain Talk explores women’s reproductive health and history in Southeastern Kentucky. It’s brought to us by four young women who are Fellows with All Access EKY.

The first story comes from Taylor Pratt, an 18 year old fellow who has been with All Access EKY for two semesters.  She sat down with Mitchella Phipps and Paulina Gover to talk about their experiences with reproductive health care, both in and out of the region. 

Then we hear from Caitlyn Cummings. Caitlyn is a 21 year old Fellow from Perry County, who wanted to capture what gender roles looked like for women in her community.  She spoke with friend and Professor Jenny Williams for this intimate discussion about women’s roles, barriers, and rights. 

Next, we learn about the life and legacy of  Mary Breckinridge – a nurse-midwife who founded Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY in 1925.  Destiny Caldwell, 23, shares Mary’s story as told through her long time friend Kitty Earnst.  

This episode concludes with a story about experiences with sex education in college classrooms today, produced by 19 year old Peer Trainer Hannah Adams.

Produced by All Access EKY Coordinator Willa Johnson