IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEN! We are celebrating Weird Appalachia style – telling ghost stories in a dark creepy attic AND sharing YOUR submitted listener stories. It’s a creepy good time! We had so many amazing story submissions! There was no way we could fit them all in this episode, so be sure to visit weirdappalachia.com in the coming days until Halloween for all of them!
“How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race?” – Marsha P. Johnson
Appalachia has a diverse and beautiful LGBTQ+ community! Last year, Pikeville, KY held their first ever PRIDE, an event celebrating love and acceptance full of talented, all local performers. This year they are at it again with even more big plans! We had the pleasure of talking with Autumn Parker, Tonya Jones, & Gina Bryant with the Pikeville PRIDE Planning Commitee. So what happens when you crash a planning meeting and record a podcast in a gas station lobby? Hit play to find out!
The opinions expressed in this episode are that of the individuals and are not reflective of the group as a whole.
In the Episode:
Our PRIDE experiences
The first PRIDE: love, drag queens, and protestors
The importance of LGBTQ+ events and representation
Is Lowbrow art the equivalent of fart jokes in the art world? Or is it a bold new vision that needs to be recognized? We are discussing the genre as a whole, as well as the new wave of Appalachian artists who are making the style all their own!
In the Episode:
What is lowbrow art?
Well known lowbrow artists
Local artists who fall under the lowbrow style, but make it their own