Rising Appalachia



Join Rising Appalachia in inspiring each other to celebrate our collective resiliency.   Include #IAmResilient in your social posts to tell your own triumphant story, no matter how big or small. Please post your resilient moments in photos, videos, banners, and artwork – to garner momentum that with our diversity, connection, and strength, we are resilient.  #IAmResilient.



Filmed in North America’s most diverse setting, New York City, Resilient is a stark telling of the songs’ message through the grace and impact of the dancers’ bodies as a reflections on the poetics.  The video was made simple, stark, and direct; engaging the viewer into the intimate space of each artist.  We wanted to strip away the clutter of objects and centralize the song on our common humanity, our humanness;  eyes, skin tones, muscles, smiles, blood, power.  Each dancer responded to the music both with choreography and improvisation, speaking in their unique ways to what resilience meant to them personally, and we sang the words straight into the camera to bring the listener in close to this intimate song.  Resilient is meant to be a tangible, graspable, relatable folk song for people of all backgrounds and walks of life.


We are proud to share three wonderful non-profit organizations who are phenomenal examples of inspiring resiliency. Please click on each below to learn more, get involved, and to donate to their causes.


#1. Resilient Social Good:

HATCH connects people to resources and a global network to accelerate ideas to action, working on solutions in education, energy, entrepreneurship, environment, empowerment, and equality.


#2. Resilient Environmental Justice:

Honor the Earth
Honor the Earth’s mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues, including water protection, carbon regulations, wild food harvesting…


#3. Resilient Human Rights:

Prison Yoga
Prison Yoga teaches embodiment and yoga as a mindfulness practice for re-engaging prisoners, the underserved, and those re-entering society to create violence prevention and restore connection between heart, body, and mind.