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Southern Women

Southern Women

Leah Chase: Queen of Creole Cuisine

The legendary Dooky Chase’s chef speaks to historian Jessica B. Harris about growing up, transforming the New Orleans restaurant scene during the Civil Rights movement, and what it means to be a Southern woman

Southern Women

Meet 86-Year-Old Rancher Minnie Lou Bradley

Determination, integrity, and an enduring love of the land keep this Texan at the top of her field

Southern Women

Meet Artist Dorothy Shain

How the Greenville, South Carolina artist found her purpose in a paintbrush

Southern Women

Meet Daliyah Arana, the South’s Most Voracious Reader

This six-year-old from Gainesville, Georgia, has already read thousands of books—and she’s just getting started

Southern Women

Lee Smith—Great Southern Storyteller

The prolific author speaks on growing up in the mountains, fiction’s role in society, and why biscuits are something worth celebrating

Southern Women

The Contagious Optimism of Carla Hall

The Nashville-born chef on hats, heritage, and good old-fashioned hard work

Southern Women

Darla Moore: From Lake City to Wall Street—And Back

The renowned Southern business woman talks philanthropy, small-town memories, and the glory of being underestimated

Southern Women

Tig Notaro’s Southern Sense of Humor

The comedian reflects on Mississippi, motherhood, and the charm of eccentricity

Southern Women

Amanda Shires Raises a Toast to the Future

The singer-songwriter and fiddle player opens up about motherhood, the music industry, and settling into her role as a leader

Southern Women

Madeline Jordan Is Enjoying The Ride

How the fourteen-year-old equestrian overcame a life-threatening accident and got back in the saddle

Arts & Culture

Southern Women

Meet ten fearless, funny, smart, driven, dynamic women in every decade of life

Southern Women

Redefining the Southern Belle

Meet a new generation of Southern women