Jonathan, a self-described Black queer nerd from the South, sheds light on how young college students of color must come to terms with where they came from, who they are, and how they fit into their college community and the world. Coming to this realization, made Jonathan disconnect, shut down and avoid dealing with the emotions. Speaking on the college “culture” of pushing through, Jonathan explains how it’s important to be seen as a successful individual in a healthy emotional space, not just a student measured solely on academic performance.