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.

Publications

Whitney Brown @wbrownstone

Prisoner of War Geneva Convention of 1949:

"Prisoners of war shall have for their use…conveniences which conform to the rules of hygiene…Apart from the baths and showers with which the camps shall be furnished prisoners of war shall be provided with sufficient water and soap." https://t.co/96y00VsqqK

“Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met.Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.”
https://t.co/bDLkMyRiCT

Kiese Laymon thanks librarians and library staff who make libraries "loving, liberatory" spaces, and (rightly!) warns us not to take it for granted that all libraries are such places. #ALA_Carnegie

Seriously, fuck this administration. And don’t claim any Christian anything, America. Everyone’s welcome in heaven, apparently, but not so much in America. This latest ICE roundup and the squalid kid camps are a disgrace to the values we profess as Americans. Hypocrisy.

June 22, between the rains. @ Meadows of Dan https://t.co/60nyVEG9bl

"Most of the young detainees have not been able to shower or wash their clothes since they arrived at the facility, those who visited said. They have no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste or soap." https://t.co/Qhm5uziYUw

some personal news: rather than scream in fear at a lizard that surprised me in my garage earlier, I helpfully yelled it directions to “go the other way!” If you need me, I’ll be thinking over this interaction for the next 12 hours. please respect my privacy.

Coming home to this: 😍😍😍😍😍 @ Meadows of Dan https://t.co/ULOJ2AQftD

Suspicious parcel today when I got back to Virginia: THE PAPERBACK HAS LANDED! Many thanks once again to editor clairechesser , designer @bekkigoo , original cover artist @SRTPrints , publicist @bethwright26 , and my… https://t.co/sGFhw1n3Z4

It’s how far down the rabbit hole we are already that a woman comes out and makes credible allegations of rape against a sitting leader of our country, he lies in response saying he never met her, and it barely gets media attention beyond her own article.

How did Clarence Thomas even get on the Supreme Court? Ughhhhhhhhh

How about we don’t blow up Iran and instead we spend that money to stop holding babies in nasty prison camps.

See what I mean? This is a superior solstice.

A country that's using child soldiers. A Country killed 80,000 kids and is starving millions more. A country that's expanding its nuclear program. A country that the killed an American journalist.

Oh, wait. That's Saudi Arabia. The country that wants us to invade Iran for it. https://t.co/NDc11QSx4S

I love the solstice—have some very sweet memories of it on the other side of the ocean—and every year now that I can’t spend it out in nature feels like a loss. This year? Speeding around in a white van. Alas.

It's easy enough to bait a rogue nation into a provocation if you're hellbent on manufacturing an excuse for war, and things are feeling a lot like 2003 all over again. Needless death, horror and suffering may be just around the corner again. I hope not. I really hope not.

New gun laws are not a slippery slope-you know what is?

Putting refugee children in camps in an effort to create a white ethnostate.

I’ve been saying the same.

Philadelphia Police have removed 72 officers from street duty after "thousands of offensive social media posts by the officers, including violent messages + racist memes" were discovered, implicating more than 300 of the city’s 6,500 officers.

Is there anything better than cutting one's fingernails? I always find it such a relief... which is probably weird, but whatever.