The Republican supermajority in the Tennessee House has underestimated the staying power of rural residents who want common-sense gun regulations and a return to democracy.
Margaret Killjoy is a transfeminine author, editor, and podcaster currently based in the Appalachian mountains. Her most recent book, Escape From Incel Island, is available through Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness. Margaret hosts two podcasts that explore resiliency in different ways; Cool People Who Do Cool Stuff, and Live Like the World is Dying. You can check out more of her writing and music at birdsbeforethestorm.net.
Chris Clayton is the agricultural policy editor at DTN/The Progressive Farmer. He’s also the author of The Elephant in the Cornfield: The Politics of Agriculture and Climate Change, which describes in detail how farmers and farm lobbyists have dealt with a changing climate.
Joe Seamons and Briar are blues musicians, new parents, and members of the Rhapsody Project, a community that explores and celebrates music and heritage through an anti-racist lens. Nhatt Nichols spoke with them about musical resilience and raising a child with the tools they developed through the Rhapsody Project programs.