Featured Image: RITUALS ARE POWER “Preparing for each mission requires the right frame of mind and the right tools. I surround myself in ancestral cloth, sit comfortably, and drink tea. I remove my pipe from its case, pack it with omi-simi herb, and give thanks for this odd plant’s gift that provides me the power to breathe underwater.” Drawing, “álà Lighting Up,” 2020; Oasa DuVerney; Ink on paper; 10 x 9 in.; Courtesy of the artist.

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