Coming Home: Finding My Appalachian Mothers Through Emma Bell Miles

@article{Brooks1999ComingHF,
  title={Coming Home: Finding My Appalachian Mothers Through Emma Bell Miles},
  author={Shannon Brooks},
  journal={NWSA Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={11},
  pages={157 - 171}
}
Growing up in a culture that frequently denigrates the very women that it relies upon, I had a difficult time finding models for womanhood among the women of my Appalachia. Most of the women around me appeared to exert little power or command much respect outside their families, let alone within them. Driven by a desire to break the cycle of dropping out, marrying, bearing children, and settling into manufacturing work, I abandoned the Appalachian women of my past in search of a future with the… 
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