ap_gina_rodriguez_kb_150111“This award is so much more than myself,” she said. “It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.”

“My dad used to tell me to wake up each day and say, ‘I can and I will,'” she continued. “Well, dad, today’s a great day. I can and I did.”

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

5 Responses

  1. Evy

    Her short – yet sweet speech was as moving as it was profound.
    Love this young Latina … not to mention our mothers share the same first name and our fathers a passion for the sport of boxing. I’m a fan!

  2. Tamisha Keeney

    Hi Bianca, the contents existing at this blog are actually awesome. Well, keep up
    the good work.


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