Bobi Conn

Mental Health
Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Bobi Conn was born in Morehead, Kentucky, and raised in a nearby holler, where she developed a deep connection with the land and her Appalachian roots. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at Berea College, the first school in the American South to integrate racially and to teach men and women in the same classrooms. Bobi’s debut memoir, In the Shadow of the Valley, explores the beauty and struggle of life in Appalachia, with a deep love for this unique landscape and its complex people. In addition to writing, Bobi loves being in the woods, attempting to grow a garden, and spending time with her incredible children.