Contextos Presents: Lion Speaks

The ConTexts Authors Circle was developed in collaboration with young people experiencing, navigating, surviving complex traumas in El Salvador. In 2017, this innovative program expanded into Chicago to create tangible, high quality opportunities that nourish the minds. expand the voices and share the personal truths of individuals who have long been underserved and underestimated. Through the process of drafting, revising, and publishing memoirs, participants strengthen self-reflection, critical thinking, camaraderie and positive self-projection to author new life narratives.


Construction of the Elevated Mind grows out of the micro-community built by the participants of CRED’s North Lawndale program. The men present in this compilation undertook this journey of self-reflection and subsequent creation through ConTexts’ Authors Circle. All stories matter. And every human being has stories to tell. The pages of this compilation are full of some of them.

Read the latest Lion Speaks publication here!


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