So far, so good.

julieraepowers:

Dear Tumblr world!

 I am a 2nd year Photography graduate student at The Ohio State University. For my thesis work I am interested in researching and making art about the perceptions of LGBT individuals in the Appalachian community. I am looking to travel to Appalachian locations to interview, observe, and photograph LGBT individuals. Narrative is the focus, here. If you have any friends, family, etc who might be willing to participate please give them my information.

Julie Rae Powers

julieraepowersphoto@gmail.com or powers.375@osu.edu

Some examples of previous work can be found at www.julieraepowers.com

Please spread this message far and wide. Reblog so that others may see! 

For what dictates “Appalachia” please visit www.lookingatappalachia.com

Thank you so much!!! 

This WVU vs Bama game is such an awesome way to start the season!

Let’s GOOOOOO Eers!! I’m so proud of my boys.

thekidsarentalright:

Hey guys, a few of us that have been meeting for a while have decided that we would like to actually file for non profit and become a legal entity. In having this legal title, we would like to not only continue to fight to protect our rights to keep our pets as we have been doing, but create a…

a-jaxx420:

They are, and I’m coming! I leave tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited

a-jaxx420:

They are, and I’m coming! I leave tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited

Uh-oh! #shine #WV #celebration

Uh-oh! #shine #WV #celebration

laughingwithyourhatinthewind:

Nothin like a hot bologna sammich and a sweet tea from Tudor’s to kick this hangover’s butt. #thankgodimacountryboy #baloney #mmm

HOMEEEEEE.
I need a Peppi, pronto.

laughingwithyourhatinthewind:

Nothin like a hot bologna sammich and a sweet tea from Tudor’s to kick this hangover’s butt. #thankgodimacountryboy #baloney #mmm

HOMEEEEEE.

I need a Peppi, pronto.

Can we all just take a minute to appreciate how serious the “security” guy was? We were literally the only people there. #CalmDown #Baseball #WV #Power #NASCAR #BobbyAllison

Can we all just take a minute to appreciate how serious the “security” guy was? We were literally the only people there. #CalmDown #Baseball #WV #Power #NASCAR #BobbyAllison

Last night’s sunset was beautiful. #WV #AppalachianHomesickBlues

Last night’s sunset was beautiful. #WV #AppalachianHomesickBlues

Homeward bound! ✈😍♡ #AppalachianHomesickBlues #WV #MtnMomma  (at Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport FLL)

Homeward bound! ✈😍♡ #AppalachianHomesickBlues #WV #MtnMomma (at Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport FLL)

appalachianandrew:

riversidedrive:

West Virginia

Great — great — photoset.

Home. I’m so homesick it’s a little ridiculous. Thankfully, I’ll be back in West by God in just a couple of weeks! 

Yep. #wv #environment

Yep. #wv #environment

southernish:

abloodymess:

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motoroboto:

nevver:

Monsters, by State

What the hell is a poop monster?!

Probably you after that Taco Bell breakfast. 

Raptor? Not too shabby. Meanwhile, they can say WV is “Mothman” but I’m 99% that’s just the Balrog from Baskhi’s animated Lord of the Rings.

The Enfield Horror sounds pretty cool

Oh someone is doubting the Mothman, eh? Not a good idea…

^^


@katyperry: Remember it’s world water day today & 2b grateful for every clean drop! http://www.drop4drop.org/  #i❤️water

Definitely remembering this today as many of my friends and family are still terrified to drink the water back home. 

@katyperry: Remember it’s world water day today & 2b grateful for every clean drop! ❤️water

Definitely remembering this today as many of my friends and family are still terrified to drink the water back home. 

March 2014 Playboy issue. #wv

March 2014 Playboy issue. #wv

That article keeps circulating that WV is the unhappiest state.

lishalovespenguins:

Well, yeah.

We’re poor as fuck because the state is pretty much run by massive coal companies who funnel the profits into other states. They literally destroy the beautiful landscapes of WV (oh hey my water is still contaminated and a river was just contaminated with coal slurry), never feed any of the money back into WV, and then make it almost impossible for other industries to come in to make new jobs.

WV is unhealthy and fat because unhealthy, processed food is cheaper than nutritious food and the state is poor as fuck.

WV also has to continue to hold clinical masters level clinicians as psychologists as a desperate attempt to keep mental health services in WV. Even if therapy wasn’t seen as almost sinful in our culture, it would take some people an hour or more to drive to the nearest therapist.

So, we have no money, no mental health services, and hardly any access to clean water and nitrous food. Yeah, we’re pretty unhappy.

It infuriates me as well because this is a gorgeous state. Just look up New River Gorge, Seneca Rocks, Cranberry Glades, Summersville Lake, Blackwater Falls, and you will see it’s gorgeous. I would love to stay here, but the fight that I would be getting into to change things around here is not one that I am sure I am up for at the moment.

Preach!