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“An essential oil diffuser, which my husband calls ‘non-essential oils.’ Ear plugs. Lip balm. A satin-lined sleeping cap – gotta keep that hair healthy! Three books: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, A Bigger Table by John Pavlovitz and The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson. And a ‘do right’ flashlight, which is one that is bright but also heavy enough to knock someone out – just in case.”
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SINGER/SONGWRITER, WITH THE BAND FIELD REPORT
“A God That Could Be Real by Nancy Ellen Abrams. Abrams is a cosmologist who argues that the only disconnect between religion and science is fundamentalism, and if we don’t adjust our spirituality to be congruent with science, it is going to end us. Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Songwriters On Songwriting by Paul Zollo, a compilation of interviews that never fails to reveal.”
CO-FOUNDER OF THE BRONZEVILLE COLLECTIVE
“Some faux ferns, the book How Far You Have Come: Musings on Beauty and Courage [an illustrated collection of poetry and essays on overcoming adversity by multimedia artist and writer Morgan Harper Nichols], a few crystals, a journal and a ton of pens. Things that inspire me to bloom.”