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 labor of women in Appalachia-- including full-time motherhood. 

"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 live up to high expectations of who they are expected to be. This film sheds light on the unseen labor women perform everyday and their demand for recognition."

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 in this episode comes from Taylor Pratt, an 18 year old fellow who has been with All Access EKY for two semesters.  She recently 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 chose to sit down with friend, Professor Jenny Williams for this intimate discussion about women’s roles, barriers, and rights. 

Next, we learn about the life and legacy of midwife Mary Breckinridge – a nurse-midwife who founded Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY in 1925.  23 year old Fellow, Destiny Caldwell has Mary’s story as told through her long time friend Kitty Earnst.  And finally, 19 year old Peer Trainer Hannah Adams brings us a story about experiences with sex education in college classrooms today.

Produced by All Access EKY Coordinator Willa Johnson