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.
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.
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."
Malaysia Copeland braids the hair of her sister Serenity on the front porch of their home in Frankfort, Kentucky on October 12, 2016.