Crimson staff writer
Sarah M. Rojas
While many may read Jesse Leon’s ‘01 memoir ‘I’m Not Broken’ as the story of one person tackling the immense adversity of his life, Leon ultimately offers a much different perspective, reminding readers to express gratitude for the impact of community support on their lives.
Alec Benjamin’s voice alone would exceed the expectation of any regular listener, but his honest anecdotes and gracious personality were the cherry on top of an outstanding performance.
Even more important than simply being another song to listen to, Lizzo’s new track brings the needed conversation about mental health into the music industry.
In “Customs,” Solmaz Sharif examines the American immigrant experience: “to exist in the nowhere of the arrival terminal” — to completely leave one’s people and home behind, but never arrive at an accepting culture.
It’s only right that a book uncovering Latinx identity comes in the form of multiple authors, representing the beautiful diaspora of color, language, race, gender, and identity that contributes to the mosaic of America’s Latinx community.