101: Finding A Passion for the Youth

Happy Black History Month! For the next few weeks, we’ll be celebrating and sharing the stories of those who are #blackfirstgen. So, we’re kicking things off with a chat with someone whose parents, in her word, were “Black Revolutionaries.” Not just that.. If you think you have a big family, today’s guest, Senemeht Olatunji, was one of […]


98: 5 Ways to Face Failure

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. We talk a lot about success on The First-Gen Lounge. And it’s okay to talk about success because how else can we motivate ourselves and others if not through success stories. However, today we are going to do things a little differently– we’re going to talk about failure. Things aren’t […]


96: Mentorship After College

As a first-gen do you think about mentorship as being a crucial part of the collegiate experience? For Anthony, it was something he didn’t really think about until he got to graduate school. Now, he is an advocate for all things mentorship! More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay.


93: 15 Ways to Practice Self-Care

In this session of The First-Gen Lounge, we talk about finding one’s chill. What do I mean by finding your chill? I mean finding more peace, simplifying your life, and just making things easier for yourself as we go into the new year. ​ Here are 3 highlights from the session: When you figure out what you […]