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Discover featured participants below, sorted by first name

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Adam Forrester

Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” changed my life | Read


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Brandon Locher

Julius Aglinskas’ “blue dusk I” changed my life | Read

Brendan Higgins

🏆 A top-read essay

Bruce Springsteen’s “Mary's Place” changed my life | Read

Brinna Feist

🌸 A Grace favorite

Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” changed my life | Read


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Chase Burnett

Bill Callahan’s “Faith/Void” changed my life | Read

Clémentine Koenig

David Bowie’s “Rock and Roll Suicide” changed my life | Read

Cole Burnett

Julián De La Chica & Yana Mann’s “Poemas de Bar, Op. 12: No. 8 El Amor” changed my life | Read


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Dan Svizeny

🏆 A top-read essay

Pure Prairie League’s “Amie” changed my life | Read

David Gianadda

🏆 A top-read essay

Warren Zevon’s “Keep Me in Your Heart” changed my life | Read

Deirdre Hynes

Andrew Bird’s “Danse Caribe” changed my life | Read

Delia Hernandez

Kid Cudi’s “Immortal” changed my life | Read

Duane Lauginiger

🌸 A Grace favorite

“Mother Sent Me to the Store” changed my life | Read

DW Gibson

Willie Nelson’s “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” changed my life | Read


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Elaine Bleakney

🏆 A top-read essay

Cécile McLorin Salvant’s “Thunderclouds” changed my life | Read

Erin Barnhart

🏆 A top-read essay

Roy Orbison’s “You Got It” changed my life | Read

Evan Trusewicz

Matthew Sweet’s “Divine Intervention” changed my life | Read

Ezra Sun Wallace

🏆 A top-read essay

Aniceto Molina’s “Cumbia Sampuesana” changed my life | Read


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JazzZ

Ella Fitzgerald’s “Someone To Watch Over Me” changed my life | Read

JJ Tauil

🏆 A top-read essay

Kendrick Lamar’s “Institutionalized” changed my life | Read

Joe Kubler

🌸 A Grace favorite

Van Morrison’s “Caravan” changed my life | Read

John Gardner

☕ Interview

Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou’s “Mother's Love” changed my life | Read

Jonathan Rooke

Vampire Weekend’s “Hannah Hunt” changed my life | Read

Joon Song

Esther Phillips’ “And I Love Him” changed my life | Read

Josh Ramos

U2’s “With or Without You” changed my life | Read


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Kathryn Curtis

Raveena’s “Time Flies” changed my life | Read

KC Schmitz

Winger’s “Miles Away” changed my life | Read

Khanyi Mlaba

🏆 A top-read essay

Bright Blue’s “Weeping” changed my life | Read


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Lauren Bishop

Elvis Presley’s “We Can Make the Morning” changed my life | Read

Lee Havlicek

🏆 A top-read essay

Dead Man's Bones’ “My Body’s a Zombie for You” changed my life | Read

Luke McCanna

Elvis Costello’s “Alison” changed my life | Read


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Marcus Drew

🏆 A top-read essay

Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun” changed my life | Read

Matthew Miller

🌸 A Grace favorite

Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” changed my life | Read

Matthew Schratz

The Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs” changed my life | Read

Meagan Shorey-Wilson

🌸 A Grace favorite

The Postal Service’s “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” changed my life | Read

Meghan Mae

🌸 A Grace favorite

Sublime’s “What I Got” changed my life | Read

Michael Sansevere

Krill’s “Theme from Krill” changed my life | Read


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Nina Faure

Frightened Rabbit’s “The Modern Leper” changed my life | Read


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Olivia Locher

Arthur Russell’s “Soon-to-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See” changed my life | Read

Oren Peleg

Gal Costa’s “Baby” changed my life | Read


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Shane Evans

Portugal. The Man’s “Sleep Forever” changed my life | Read

Shannon Egan

Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” changed my life | Read

Stone Deal

Pinegrove’s “Aphasia” changed my life | Read


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Thato Noinyane

Fred again..'s “Kyle (i found you)” changed my life | Read


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Willem Helf

🌸 A Grace favorite

Of Montreal’s “Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse” changed my life | Read


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Zoe Regan

🌸 A Grace favorite

Ingrid Michaelson’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” changed my life | Read