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.


Whitney Brown @wbrownstone

Walk home, enhanced by wine and also by filters that make it look more like how it felt. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIJrYalnUV-/?igshid=jbepuwzqqmkx

Thanksgiving. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIE9w_VnKVO/?igshid=8jjp40biay0m

Thanksgiving. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIE9sx-nJVO/?igshid=169525cokoebi

My kind of day. If I can’t have Wales, give me the top of the Blue Ridge. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIBzIu8HeiM/?igshid=pkb0a3psci5p

Judge blocks Trump plan to cut food stamps for 700,000 adults

The cruelty of the Trump Administration continues to reach new lows

Cold and clear. https://www.instagram.com/p/CH_d3zDnr2V/?igshid=me0jvx70m2v9

I spent THIRTY DOLLARS ON TAMPONS today. And though I didn't love that, I can afford it. Not everyone can.

Nice move, Scotland.

Tackling ‘Period Poverty,’ Scotland Is 1st Nation to Make Sanitary Products Free https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/world/europe/scotland-free-period-products.html?smid=tw-share

This is flat out sabotage https://twitter.com/SalehaMohsin/status/1331329160044810241

So happy that @hayfestival Winter Weekend is coming up so I don't have to think about Trumpy family I'm not seeing, dear family I'm not seeing, how sad so many Americans make me, and how much terror I feel at the inevitable aftermath of people selfishly having gatherings now.


Too bad no one wanted to vote for you. And too bad your party hates education, qualified specialists, the rule of law... need I go on?

Also, your sad-sack, lame-duck president allegedly went to an Ivy League school, as I recall.

Also, http://healthcare.gov continues to be the worst website ever created.

Yo, who else got costochondritis? I DO!

Thank goodness! GSA chief Emily Murphy has signed off on Biden's transition.

Today feels like a week already.

1) This column by @anneapplebaum in @TheAtlantic is very good https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/11/why-wont-emily-murphy-just-do-her-job/617184/

2) What @GSAEmily is doing, in stonewalling transition, is an act of willful damage to tens of millions of fellow citizens, for which there is no ready comparison. This is wrong, and so is she

Here we go again: a Republican on the Michigan Board of Canvassing questioning an BOE official for Detroit on why there weren't enough Republican poll workers in Election Day. The answer was lack of volunteers.

They are always trying to erase the Black vote every damn time.

As a person with insurance which is okay, but still has a big deductible, I want to say a public thank-you to @CarilionClinic for 0% interest financing on my recent vascular tests. Makes a huge different to people like me. Until we have universal healthcare, this is what I need.

Pretty sure my vascular surgeon has COVID-19. Was supposed to see him two weeks ago, and then rescheduled for today, and I received notice that he was "still ill" and "not cleared to return to work." The first appointment was canceled for a "family emergency." Which indeed it is.

Just posted a photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8CF1IHTZR/?igshid=zf97lo48lx9c

Wearing a mask can save lives. Do your part.