STAY Project Steering Committee
STAY Project Coordinator
Lou Murrey, Boone, North Carolina/New Market, Tennessee
Louisa Murrey or Lou from Boone, NC, queer, uses she/they pronouns. My background is as a photographer, I feel most at home on the top of a mountain. Y'all I love Appalachia, these mountains are as much a part of me as my heart and lungs and skin and bones are a part of me. I know it ain't always easy to live here, to feel like this place that makes up so much of who you are does not want or value your existence. Still, I take heart every day at for the incredible work being done and conversations being had by young folks around the issues that face our region, I am inspired by you and I know there is still work to do. I am a part of the STAY Project because I committed to building a just and beautiful future for Appalachia with y'all.