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Lou Murrey

denim femme/levi mom. photographer from mountains of northwestern nc living in east tn.

http://www.loumurrey.com/all-gathered-here

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sitting in hot springs on the side of a mountain in the desert. what even is life? #allroadsheadedwest

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land of enchantment #allroadsheadedwest

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good morning from texas. guess it’s #allroadsheadedwest again.

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this weekend was beautiful and hard and filled with moments of joy and now i am on vacation for the next two weeks 🏜🏕💆🏼‍♀️ #appalachianlovestory #STAY10years

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Good morning Knoxville! Saw this on my way to the Knox County Sheriff Department public meeting on 287g. Hope to see you there! #287g #abolishice #ICEoutofKnoxville #southernpeoplespower #end287g

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sunday nights are for dinner with good folk on the best back porch in east tennessee #appalachianlovestory

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sunsets & babes & socialism & the tennessee river.

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today from the headwaters. western north carolina summers forever <3

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUBLE D. OMG STOP I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING —I AM JUST REALLY GLAD YOU WERE BORN.

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✨ summer in watauga county ✨

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a good good dog.

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it’s the end of pride month which means it’s my last chance to be gay online! just kidding pride is every day that queer folx exist in the world. i didn’t go to a pride fest this year but i did go to the local hardware store this morning in my rainbow suspenders to get a drill bit —the local hardware store being a place that i have loved for its promise of having exactly what you need for what needs fixing since i was a child and my mama would take me to farmer’s hardware in downtown Boone. i think it’s my fear of losing spaces that feel so essential to my small town queer heart, like the local hardware store, that often keeps me from showing up as my whole self. i know that wearing rainbow suspenders to the hardware store ain’t throwing a pride parade in new market... but it is still something to exist as you are because queers need tools too and i am still counting on that promise they made to have exactly what i need to fix what needs fixing. #countryqueers #appalachianlovestory #pride

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what they didn’t tell you is that in revolutionary times the mundane shit will still break your heart. yes we are in crisis. yes there are bigger forces at play calling us into action, yes we have a duty in this moment to break unjust laws because as Fannie Lou Hamer said “nobody’s free ‘til everybody’s free” ...AND i miss you AND i am disappointed in the way you and i shook out AND i haven’t wanted to dance to townes van zandt without you. the revolution is wild. the revolution is mundane. the revolution is happening.

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the last four days have been long days and even longer meetings. feeling grateful for the folks who are showing up for uncomfortable conversations and an organizing family that institutes an after meeting swimming rule. #appalachianlovestory

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happy birthday beautiful human 💙

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happy birthday papa love you tons.

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