Sure Harding lights a firework with her grandfather Steve Harding on Independence Day in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Melody Dickerson practices with the Major Redz, a Majorette-style dance team in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The self-funded student organization at Western Kentucky University aims to showcase unity and diversity as they preform at football games and other events. Dickerson, who started dancing at age 5, came to the university from Memphis to dance here. "It's the first team I've been on where I can be sassy, with hiphop, and then move like a ballerina."
In Pawhuska, Oklahoma, people march downtown for the Fourth of July.
Adam Jones and Scott Garrison pray together during the watch party for 1st Congressional District Candidate Kevin Hern in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
People gather in solidarity at a candlelight vigil as part of the first Diné Pride event in Window Rock, Arizona on June 30, 2017. Though the Navajo people used to recognize four genders, LGBT individuals face discrimination on the reservation. Many blame this on the lasting effects of colonization.
Juliet Roy waits for the serve at the All-State Tennis Match in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Angels huddles together after a game in Gallup, New Mexico.
Bianca Hunter and Adesio Barnes embrace at Dick Conners Correctional Center in Hominy, Oklahoma after Barnes graduated with an associates degree. The two are dating after knowing each other for more than 10 years.
Harmony runs through her cousin's front yard in Edmonson County, Ky. Harmony is in foster care with the Hawks family, along with two other foster children. The family is currently moving across the road to a home in the small, rural town for more space. Her foster mother Jessica says that Harmony and her foster sister have ADD and ADHD, undiagnosed, and hopes the open space will help with that. "Harmony? She should've been named hurricane," Hawks said of the six year old.
My foster brothers and a dead doe they discovered on a trail near our home.
The Major Redz dance team practices at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The majorette-style dance group is a student organization not officially sponsored by WKU but modeled after similar groups at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “The Major Redz started to bring diversity to campus and to give black women a place at WKU," Coach Jessica Jackson said. "Now, since I’ve been coaching, we focus on personal growth. Our team grows from the inside out.”
Malaysia Copeland braids the hair of her sister Serenity on the front porch of their home in Frankfort, Kentucky on October 12, 2016.
A couple dances in Gallup, New Mexico during a Fourth of July Celebration.
Srgt LT Tine Lind writes letters a few weeks before she will be deployed to Afghanistan with the Danish military. Before deployment, Danish soldiers are encouraged to write letters to their families in the event that are killed while deployed. Tine part of the 5% of female Danish soldiers.
A group plays basketball in Gallup, New Mexico.