abby carr

The Helena Insider's Guide

Custom maps.


The small town of Helena, Arkansas has a very active and constantly changing population of young Teach for America teachers who, in addition to learning the ropes in their first years of teaching, are also adjusting to life in a rural small town. Word of mouth is the primary source of information in Helena, and as a result, information and reviews found online about things like city services, rental properties, and area businesses are sparse and outdated at best. Inspired by my own experiences as a young person learning the ways of small town life, I created the Helena Insider’s Guide as a welcome gift to Helena’s newest residents. Featuring everything from ward maps and voting information to which Chinese restaurant has the best take-out, the Insider’s Guide is a love letter to the town I called home for five years.


Interior spread.

Interior spread featuring section opener.