Anna Simonton is the interim development director for the effort to relaunch The Appeal. She was a senior editor at The Appeal after editing for Scalawag magazine for five years. She has focused her journalism career on covering social movements for collective liberation, particularly in the U.S. South. In 2019, she co-founded Press On, an organization dedicated to Southern movement journalism, where she is currently a board member. She is the co-author with Shani Robinson of “None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators.” Originally from Atlanta, she is now based in Minneapolis.