Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown is a dry-stone waller and folklorist based in Greenville, South Carolina.

She spent her twenties bouncing between the University of North Carolina and the Smithsonian, small farms and commercial kitchens, and hillsides and blacksmith shops in Wales before realizing that she wanted to work with both her hands and her intellect.

Today, in addition to running her own stone masonry business, she continues to pursue independent oral history and photography projects in the US and Wales.

She can often be found staring up at stars, stretched out on picnic blankets, scrambling across remote hilltops, or helming a sailing vessel.

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Whitney Brown @wbrownstone

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CFdKY8Dngk3/?igshid=15nv3li1nn1e7

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You know how sometimes you try to be a good person and it bites you back. Example one: compostable trash can liners, which disintegrate in your hands and leave a weird black puddle on the floor around the can. 🙄🙄🙄 which means a contractor bag for cleanup.

NC friends, I am looking at you. Please call your Senators. Please be sure you vote. We know what a powerful swing state NC can be. I voted there in both Obama elections, and we know how the second one went... https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/politics/supreme-court-north-carolina-tillis.html?referringSource=articleShare

Hey, everybody: have you checked your voter registration? Have you voted early? Let’s do this.

The GOP argument that they need another GOP member on the Supreme Court in order to contest the election results is a frank confession that they plan to try to steal the election.

The road to fascism is lined with people telling you to stop overreacting.

Having cussed a mouse running back and forth in front of me, I finally just got up and put tissue in its access hole. It’s temporary bc his teeth are mighty, but it made me happy to watch him fail. Same feeling as when I did enough carpentry to block starlings from my attic! #WIN

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CFalfAMHnvU/?igshid=vp8bd0b1biyy

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Just your daily reminder that @LindseyGrahamSC has outlived his usefulness in the Senate. Time for @harrisonjaime to step in. I’m tired of liars and Trump bootlickers. SC needs change. I sent money to Harrison on Friday. Will you?

Lindsey Graham and Jaime Harrison are tied 48-48. This is real. https://twitter.com/stephengrovesjr/status/1307831689603887105

As a historian who has written about the Holocaust, I'll say bluntly: This is indistinguishable from the Nazi rhetoric that led to Jews, disabled people, LGBTQ, Romani and others being exterminated. This is America 2020. This is where the GOP has taken us. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1307124621389463553

The video below summarizes why I expect to stop working in political journalism this year. I don't want to waste my life toiling in a field where old men lie on camera and face *no consequences* at the hands of those to whom they've lied. I'm sick of this.

Something to monitor! There is a Ukrainian delegation headed to DC this week organized by a fraudulent looking NGO in Ukraine. It isn't clear who is funding this NGO but the delegation consists of reps from National Bank of Ukraine, Ukreximbank, Prosecutor's Generals office

Republicans are now saying "we can't have a 4-4 court on election day." But that's exactly what they did when Merrick Garland was nominated. Any reporter who takes this bad-faith argument seriously should be rightly shamed.

Mississippi, the Blackest state in the union, can have its first Black senator in over 140 years. Mike Espy can beat Cindy Hyde-Smith, the woman who said, "if he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row," but Democratic Party can't give up before they start.

If RBG should have retired in her 70’s then why the fuck are the only 2 viable presidential candidates white men in their 70’s?

I think of my own chapter on blackberries. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/opinion/our-days-have-always-been-running-out.html?referringSource=articleShare