Against Hillbilly Hot Takes: Humanizing Rural Appalachia through Nuanced Rhetorical Frames

“Appalachia” is a loaded word, and, as rhetoricians, we know how much one word can matter. . . . There is, as Adichie claims, danger in a single story; all people, in all places, deserve to be viewed with nuance, with attention towards the many stories that make up a place.