39: Unsilencing and Undaunting
I’m kickin’ it in #thefirstgenlounge solo dolo today. I thought I’d take the time to be transparent with you all about a snag I had recently–lacking confidence, silencing myself, and having to remind myself that I am enough.
Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, Ph.D., affectionately known as Dr. Eve, is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and a first-generation college graduate who earned a Ph.D. at the age of 28. After years of service in postsecondary education, she decided to switch gears and started her social entrepreneurial journey.
Dr. Eve is Founder and Chief Strategist of Evingerlean Worldwide–an entity created to help first-generation college students and graduates thrive through personal transformation and entrepreneurial development. As an empowerment speaker and author, Dr. Eve has touched thousands of lives across the world. Further, she leads The First-Gen Lounge, an international podcast, that has tens of thousands of downloads and has reached more than 80 countries.
Dr. Eve holds degrees from Shaw University (the oldest HBCU in the South) and The University of Southern Mississippi–holding membership in both alumni associations. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves on the steering committee for The Black First-Gen Collective. In her spare time, Dr. Eve enjoys mentoring, reading, traveling, food tasting, cuddling with her chocolate lab (Maxwell Alexander), and adventures with her life partner, Dr. James M. Hudson.