Resources
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In my quest to find my creative passion, I have turned to many resources from people far wiser and more experienced than myself. Here are the books and articles I read, podcasts I listened to, websites from which I drew inspiration, and the infrastructure on which I depend.


 
 

Books

ON CREATIVITY

  • The Creative Family Manifesto by Amanda Blake Soule

  • The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

ON WRITING

  • Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee

ON PARENTING

  • How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King

  • No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

  • Rad Families: A Celebration, edited by Tomas Moniz

ON ACTIVISM & ENVIRONMENT

  • Zero Waste by Shia Su

ESSAYS, MEMOIR & NARRATIVE NONFICTION

  • At Home in the World by Joyce Maynard

  • The Best of Us by Joyce Maynard

  • How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays by Mandy Len Catron

  • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

  • We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang

  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

 
 

 
 

Articles

 
 

 
 

 

Videos

 

 

 

Websites

 

 

Structure

  • Artist Residency in Motherhood

  • Physical journal for recording my process

  • Occasional babysitting

  • A partner who provides our financial resources while I parent