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.
9:30 on a Saturday night. Sequestered for book. I've written a ton today. Am I allowed to just watch @Lucy_Worsley on iPlayer now, please?
I don't do a lot of actor-worship, but DAMN, I love Helen Mirren! SASSY. SOLID. GORGEOUS. thetimes.co.uk/article/i-was-…
The thing about writing a non-fiction narrative of a period of one's own life is that it's digging back through your triumphs AND your pain.