What I have learned as a First-Generation College Student | Lyric Swinton | TEDxUofSC

Anyone can feel out of place due to differences in gender, race, socioeconomic status, relationships, or even a separation of work life and weekend life. But Lyric Swinton knows that we are not defined by the stereotypes placed upon us. Swinton is keenly aware of how stereotypes can hinder one’s development, but she’s overcome the challenges of being a first-generation college student, and she wants us to know that we all play a role in helping others overcome their struggles. Lyric Swinton is a student who uses creative writing as a way to express ideas and experiences. She is a first-generation college student and dedicates her extracurricular time to student government and mentoring youth. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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