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Oral History project documenting diverse experiences of rural & small town LGBTQ+ folx | Founder R. Garringer | Managers @virginia._slime & @queencoal

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Hey #countryqueers, Rachel here. Just wanted to share a couple pictures from the day-long oral history workshop I was lucky enough to lead at @greenmountaincrossroads #outintheopen summit this weekend. I had so much fun with this sweet group of thinkers, listeners, and rural northeastern cuties! . . And it was great to get to attend other workshops from an exploration of @adriennemareebrown’s #emergentstrategy to a workshop about the 3 genders of bees and tips for keeping them! If you’re interested in supporting rural queer organizations, add @greenmountaincrossroads to your list! . . Thanks for the warm welcome #vermont! Y’all were sweet, AND I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow in the beautiful mountain south. #itscoldanddarkintheNE #homesick

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at the end of the day, still finding that light ————— This photo is part of the ongoing series “Them” by Em Haliotis. It documents rural queer life through environmental portraiture and film. The project as a whole is to connect a widespread community. —-want to be a part of it? Message @ebhal ! (Limited to upstate NY region at this moment) ————————————— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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The squad up early for a stare down ———————————— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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finding light even as the sun sets ———— This photo is part of the ongoing series “Them,” by Em Haliotis. It uses environmental portraiture and film to document rural queer life. It serves as a way to connect a widespread community. —want to be a part of it? Contact @ebhal ! (Limited to Upstate NY region at the moment) ————————————— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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Bartelby supplying some Friday vibes~ —— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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power and warmth from Cat🌾 ———— This photo is a part of the ongoing series “Them” by Em Haliotis. It uses environmental portraiture and film to document rural queer life, and connect a widespread community. —want to be apart of it? Message @ebhal ! (Limited to Upstate NY region at this moment) ——————————————— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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Throwback to our free music festival at the Prattsville Art Center in the summer. 🍃🥁🥕This space is a gem in upstate NY, providing free weekly music events, food, artist workshops, residencies, and so much more! It is a very safe and welcoming space upstate 💜 ————————— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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The most iconic Girl Group™️ around 🦃🎤🦃🎸🦃🎺 — — — Did you know that Turkeys love music? These lovey ladies enjoy Pink Floyd in particular (I made a playlist just for them) ——— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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Kate in the magic of her porch garden — This photo is a part of the series “Them” by Em Haliotis. It is a photo documentary series using environmental portraiture and film to document rural queer life. It serves as a form of mapping and connecting a widespread community 🌾 —do you want to be a part of it? Message @ebhal ! (Limited to upstate NY region at this moment) —————————— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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finding quiet spaces doesn’t seem to be too hard a feat upstate, but there are few places that still provide peace. Here’s to those spaces 🌾 ——— This has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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queer woodland life is alive and well with these two~ *From the “Them” series by Em Haliotis* Interested in being photographed? I still need participants! This project takes a look into rural queer life through environmental portraiture and video. (Limited to upstate NY region at this moment) this has been @ebhal posting for #countryqueers

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Get ready! Excited to announce tomorrow’s takeover by @ebhal : “My name is Em, a queer non binary person living in Upstate New York. I’m a photographer, mostly focusing on many aspects of queer life. While I’m not working on these projects, I work at an animal sanctuary and hang out with a lot of chickens and goats! I’m a graduating college senior working on a photo documentary thesis about rural queer life. I’ve been documenting folx in their chosen spaces through environmental portraits, to understand the relationship between environment and identity. The project as a whole serves to connect a widespread community, and to emphasis the importance of chosen families”.

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Look 👀 at the fence these beautiful queer beings made this weekend at #TinkledySpring 🔨💖 We hope to have you dreamboats from Denver, Boulder, New York, Taos, & Santa Fe back here soon. This land is your land 🔻 . . This is @tinkledyspring posting for @countryqueers and this is our last post. It’s been so lovely and we hope you reach out to us if you find yourselves nearby 🔻💖🔨

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Butts & fence! 🍑 We are so full with new connections, beautiful work, incomprehensible generosity, potato leek soup & lasagna. Thank you to our old and new friends for building this space for us. . . . This is @tinkledyspring posting for @countryqueers #ruralqueers #countryqueers #homoimprovement #fencing #newmexico #queerland

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