Though it can be hard to find joy in our challenging world right now, art and creativity provide both refuge and escape. Music, film and books that explore creative expression are more vital than ever. That’s why we recommend the beautiful new tome Brown Bō’hēmians, which celebrates the essence of creative people of color in exciting and visually powerful ways. A compelling collection of words and images, the book -curated by Vanessa Coore Vernon, Morgan Ashley and Wendy Pruitt- spotlights black and brown people from around the country (including L.A.) shattering stereotypes in fashion, lifestyle and community, and redefines what it means to be an influencer of culture. Enjoy some images from the book in this slideshow and follow @BrownBohemians on Instagram for more.