- It’s no secret that women in the music industry have faced adversity, misogyny, fewer opportunities and less recognition than their male counterparts. But that hasn’t stopped female-identifying creatives from carving…The National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows returns to The Omni Grove Park Inn. Plus: Citizen Vinyl launches a podcast; Hood Huggers offers free tours to Black residents; and the…
- Bakers Camille Cogswell, Susannah Gebhart, Andrea Hasselbacher and Cherie Pereyra discuss their unique approaches to baking and the unseen challenges of the industry.Three local female chefs continue to share their love of brunch with the pop-up series, Ladies Who Brunch. Also: Bargello and District 42 host local nights; Benne on Eagle celebrates…
- People who work on the issue in Western North Carolina agree that period poverty is more widespread than it may seem due to the cultural stigmas of both poverty and…Though known primarily as the sister of Asheville author Thomas Wolfe, Mabel Wolfe Wheaton had a story of her own that was published posthumously in 1961.Porsha Carter of SILSA's Glitter Sisters discusses working together with fellow women of color to build each other up.Trinity Brown, co-president of Mars Hill University's National Organization for Women chapter, discusses creating the campus group, feminism's global nature and her ongoing work.Cara Bridgman, a senior at Warren Wilson College who's studying social work and outdoor and interfaith leadership, shares her thoughts on "pink suit" jobs and the importance of inclusion.“If leaders lead with love, then gender is not important,” says the Rev. Milly Morrow of Grace Episcopal Church. “Gender is a social construct, and binary is an illusion created…The Asheville native was instrumental in having the cemetery and St. John “A” Baptist Church added to the National Register of Historic Places.Rebecca Hart, a senior at Western Carolina University and the student body president speaks to the leadership roles that women hold at WCU, the goals of inclusivity and the threats…A moment in 2012, when Preston Blakely was a senior at Asheville High School, would prove pivotal to voters in Fletcher nine years later. “I was turning 18 at the…Just Economics of Western North Carolina updated its hourly living wage for all Buncombe County employees to $17.70 in January, a 40-cent increase over the 2021 living wage for employees…Zanaya Salaam is a senior at Western Carolina University, who says she's worked on issues around diversity and inclusion since her arrival to campus in 2018. Here, she speaks with Xpress about…Sarah Boler, co-president of Mars Hill University's National Organization for Women chapter, discusses role models, racial equity and taking back the night.In our debut WTF feature, Xpress looks into Asheville City Council check-ins to answer some of the biggest questions about the little-known practice that was cast into the spotlight in…The bike taxi would be allowed to operate daily from 7 a.m.-3 a.m., serving streets with speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less.
- "A 'stroad' is a street/road combination that is often a wide street with a turn lane. The speeds on these roads are high, and they are very dangerous.""Asheville’s Peace Gardens and Hood Huggers International are the perfect preparation for a visit to Montgomery.""Trees are our No. 1 defense against a warming world and, here in Asheville, we’re on a disturbing trend toward canopy loss. Every tree counts."