Woolly's Wonderlist


where we ask the folks who inspire us to chat about what’s currently inspiring them

Shake up your weeknight routine with our new conversation series, Woolly’s Wonderlist, where we ask the folks who inspire us to chat about what’s currently inspiring them. You’ll hear from Woollyverse artists you know and love, as well as some folks that we’re excited to introduce you to (don’t worry, we really think you’ll hit it off). We'll dig into the ideas and influences that have shaped their careers, and made them Woolly favorites.

WHAT WE READ

wow, no thank you by Samantha Irby (Taylor Reynolds)
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (Taylor Reynolds)
Yabo by Alexis De Veaux (Toshi Reagon)
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (Toshi Reagon)
The Black Trans Prayer Book by Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III (Lady Dane)
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman (Lady Dane)
No No Boy by John Okada (Lady Dane)
Comfort Woman: A Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery Under the Japanese Military by Rosa Henson (Lady Dane)
They Were Her Property by Stephanie Jones-Rogers (Lady Dane)
Black Panther, the Graphic Novels by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Lady Dane)
Famous People by Justin Kuritzkes (Ryan Haddad)

WHAT WE WATCHED 

The Office always. (Taylor Reynolds)
Korean Dramas – special shout out to The Coffee Prince (Toshi Reagon)
Miss Truth (Lady Dane)
The Umbrella Academy (Lady Dane)
Star Trek: Lower Decks (Lady Dane)
Ramy (Ryan Haddad)
PEN15 (Ryan Haddad)

WHAT WE LISTENED TO

Bad Bunny (Taylor Reynolds)
Khruangbin (Taylor Reynolds)
Hamilton (Taylor Reynolds)
Welcome to Night Vale (Taylor Reynolds)
DJ Black Coffee (Toshi Reagon)
Laura Mvula (Toshi Reagon)
Sharon Paige with Melvin and the Blue Notes (Lady Dane)
Whitney Houston (Lady Dane)
Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight (Lady Dane)
Sy Smith (Lady Dane)
Little Known Facts podcast (Ryan Haddad)
Bea Arthur on Broadway – Just Between Friends (Ryan Haddad)

WHO WE FOLLOWED 

The Nap Ministry @thenapministry (Taylor Reynolds)
Gina Femia @harrythehoudini (Taylor Reynolds)
Alexis Pauline Gumbs @alexispauline (Toshi Reagon)
Imani Barbarin @crutches_and_spice (Ryan Haddad)
J Mase III @jmaseiii (Lady Dane)
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute @mpjinstitute (Lady Dane)
Kay Ulanday Barrett @brownroundboi (Lady Dane)

Woolly's Wonderlist was originally a part of our series, Woolly for the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Click here to revisit some of our offerings from Summer-Fall 2020.