Randi M. Romo has a voice that reaches into multiple segments of who we are as humans, with an emphasis on queer. As a working-class Mexican-American, Southerner, former farmworker, organizer/activist, female, parent, grandparent, elder, and survivor, she has walked among and between many communities. Othered is her first book.
OTHERED, by Randi Romo, was selected by the Over the Rainbow Project Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association as one of the top 5 books of the 2018. From Booklist: "Romo shares her history of growing up a Mexican American girl, with special mention of growing up in the South and the idiosyncratic use of language in that region. Throughout, she celebrates the lives of lost friends, and in her poem, "I Am," she explains both who she is and how she is labeled by others."