Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia
I was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to a multi-racial family. I attended Marshall University and received a BA in Psychology and a minor in Counseling. After graduating from Marshall, I lived in Tennessee and Georgia, but was excited when the opportunity arose to come back home to Clarksburg. I am currently the Program Manager for Children Services for ResCare in the north and north central part of the state, and have worked with many mental health agencies and programs.
What prompted Anjellica to get involved?
I was interested in helping the country and world get the story right about my home. Often times Appalachia is depicted in a way that is deeming to people that live here and I wanted to be apart of the process to help tell the true story of us that live here.
What she hopes to achieve through the AAN:
I hope to be provided information on how to advocate and better “market” this part of our country.
Anjellica’s advice for journalists who want to cover Appalachia:
Understanding the Appalachia is not just a region but a way of life. Respect and dignity of our people are imperative to our way of life and that we are not simple minded people but a part of a complexity of many backgrounds.
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