The Dark Side of Southern Charm

Bless your hearts!

red barn in the middle of rolling hills and pature near a stream with rain clouds above
Red Barn taken by Rachel Adams in North Carolina

So, for those of you that don’t know, I grew up in the American South. To be more specific, central and southern Alabama. I’m Appalachian-raised, and we often went to the mountains for our weekend trips and even some vacations. Or we went to the gulf coast.

My parents and most of my family were lower-middle class. In some cases, they were downright poor…



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Rachel D Adams

Rachel D Adams

(she/her/pan) I’m not to be mistaken for a well-behaved woman. I’m an ally, amateur photog, content creator, novelist, empty nester, traveler, wife, & friend.