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The Women

of Appalachia Appalachian Advocate Award

is an award given yearly to an outstanding Appalachian woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the well being of Appalachian culture, Appalachian women's health, Appalachian families or Appalachian land issues.


“There are so many women throughout Appalachia

who have been vital to its growth and development

who have enhanced lives and initiated change. It is

so appropriate for WOAP to provide a venue for recognition of these women who often go unsung.”

                                              -Kari Gunter-Seymour, founder/executive director, WOAP


Nominators are asked to write a 350-800 word narrative describing how the woman they wish to nominate has impacted Appalachia and also submit 3-5 additional letters of support, collated into a final PDF document.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2022

Please place "Appalachian Advocate Award" in the email's

subject line


2020: Vivian Stockman - Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

2019: Teresa Curtiss - Athens Food Rescue

2018: Phyllis Wilson Moore - Literary Historian/Archivist

2017: Teresa Mills - Environmental Activist

2016: Sandra Sleight-Brennan - Broadcast Documentarian

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2020 Award winner Vivian Stockman
















2019 Award winner Teresa Curtiss

2018 Award winner Phyllis Wilson Moore

2017 Award winner Teresa Mills

2016 Award winner Sandra Sleight-Brennan

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