Do I Belong Here?: The Struggles of our First Generation Students

Why didn’t anyone tell me that college would change me, and my family might not recognize me the same, and that I would identify myself differently? “Maybe you think you’re better than us because you went to college.” These twelve words will always stick with me. Although they were said out of emotion and never meant to hurt me, they cut deep and made me question my identity.

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