Queer Appalachia

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Mamone, creative director at Queer Appalachia, is a maker and artist living in the coalfields of West Virginia. The project’s collective social media communicates daily with more than 250K rural queers and allies living below the Mason-Dixon Line. Mamone’s #whichsideareyouon is a contemporary manifesto examining the intersectional fallout of race, class, ability, privilege, sustainability, and ecology of Appalachia’s opioid epidemic. #whichsideareyouon is currently showing at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.