There are many things I read, reference, look at, listen to as part of my practice.

Here are a few:

Books:

-Emergent Strategy, by Adrienne Maree Brown

-Education for Socially Engaged Art, by Pablo Helguera

-Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paolo Friere

-The Butterfly's Burden / In the Presence of Absence /Memories of Forgetfulness, by Mahmoud Darwish

-What We Made, by Tom Finkelpearle 

--The Good Body, by Eve Ensler

-Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

-Their Eyes Were Watching God / Of Mules and Men, by More Neale Hurston 

-The Opposite of Loneliness, by Marina Keegan

-Nikki Giovanni (everything)

-The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (also, everything)

-Bluets, Maggie Nelson

Plays:

-The Brother/Sister Plays, by Tarell Alvin McCraney

-God's Ear, by Jenny Schwartz

-Fires in the Mirror, by Anna Deavere Smith (and everything)

-Amiri Baraka

-Alice Childress

Songs:

-There are so many, I'm still thinking. But, a few that have recently helped me.

-These days, by Nico

-She, by Laura Mvula (and the whole album)

-Holy, by Jamila Woods

-Blessings, by Chance the Rapper

-Here You Come Again, Dolly Parton

-Moon, If Ever, The Dirty Projectors