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10: Get on the Pedestal

Tekita Bankhead was born in Columbus, Mississippi in 1989. Living in lower-income housing during her childhood, she had to bear the loss of her father early in life. However, she fought through it and continued to overcome

9: 9 Pearls of Wisdom

Happy New Year! Celebrating one year of The Purpose University Podcast (and another birthday). Here are a few things that I’ve taken from the past year that I’d like to share with you. Evingerlean D. B. Hudson,

8: Align Yourself

Elisa Wiah, at the age of seventeen, founded Girls Like Me, Inc. with the intent to provide girls with the support and resources to express themselves freely and accomplish their dreams. Elisa is a writer of inspiring

7: Be Legend

Curtis Outlaw is the Founder of Young Black Kings and a first-generation college graduate. He is an experienced Emergency Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the public and private sectors. Protective services professional skilled in

5: Dealing with Frustration

Everyone gets frustrated from time-to-time, but you don’t have to stay in that negative mental space. In this session, we’ll touch on ways that you can deal with frustration. Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, Ph.D., affectionately known as

4: Stop Being Fearful

Let’s talk about fear! Don’t let it keep you stagnant because there is so much life on the other side of what you fear. Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, Ph.D., affectionately known as Dr. Eve, is a native

2: Evaluating Your Circle

After having spent a few days conversing with students at The Ohio State University about healthy relationships, this session is intended to encourage you to reflect on the people with whom you surround yourself with while on

About The First-Gen Lounge

Here we talk honestly about all things in life and entrepreneurship. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh. You’ll grow… and you’ll be inspired while listening to motivating stories and valuable lessons from first-generation college graduates, who were able to take charge of themselves and make an impact in the world.

In every session, you’re going to get practical strategies for becoming the best version of yourself: realizing your true potential, making an impact, and mastering your life and business. More importantly, here you’ll find a strong community that will encourage you to keep growing each day, as we’re people who break barriers and defy the odds but understand there is still much ahead of us, and we won’t rest until we make all of our dreams come true.

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