Lyndsey Gilpin’s maternal grandmother in Eastern Kentucky, Lyndsey Gilpin.
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Shifting the Southern Narrative, or Why I Came Home

Confronting the difficult truths of a changing Southern landscape. By Lyndsey Gilpin   In the faded photo, my grandmother is 14 years old, huddled close to her best friend on a wooden fence somewhere in Eastern Kentucky. She’s wearing a sweater and rolled-up jeans, the humidity frizzing her chestnut-brown hair. The Appalachian mountainside climbs straight […]