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The First-Gen Lounge is the FIRST podcast of its kind--highlighting the experiences of first-gens. It is a place where we, first-generation college graduates, come to kick it and talk honestly about this thing called 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 fellow first-gens. In every session, you’re going to get practical strategies for becoming the best version of yourself. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, career and graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, disappointment, and being of service and changing the world around you —we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)! More importantly, here YOU WILL find a strong community that will encourage you to keep growing each day—we’re people who break barriers and defy the odds but understand there is still much ahead of us; therefore, leaning on, and learning from, each other is what we do. So, go ahead and grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm EST! Learn more at www.evehudsonphd.com/lounge #TheFirstGenLounge
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The First-Gen Loung‪e‬ Eve Hudson, Ph.D.

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

The First-Gen Lounge is the FIRST podcast of its kind--highlighting the experiences of first-gens. It is a place where we, first-generation college graduates, come to kick it and talk honestly about this thing called 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 fellow first-gens. In every session, you’re going to get practical strategies for becoming the best version of yourself. From entrepreneurship, mentorship, career and graduate school advice, boosting productivity, finances, networking, facing adversity, disappointment, and being of service and changing the world around you —we chat about it all (you can expect quite a few laughs, too)! More importantly, here YOU WILL find a strong community that will encourage you to keep growing each day—we’re people who break barriers and defy the odds but understand there is still much ahead of us; therefore, leaning on, and learning from, each other is what we do. So, go ahead and grab a seat, get real comfortable, and join the conversations every Thursday at 9pm EST! Learn more at www.evehudsonphd.com/lounge #TheFirstGenLounge
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    Spring 2021: Session 154 (Why Black Women Are Dope with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Spring 2021: Session 154 (Why Black Women Are Dope with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Having to deal with racism and sexism all at the same time is far from easy. A black woman will be discriminated against for being black and for being a woman, even though she exists in both identities at all times. Despite the challenges and obstacles in our paths, we have accomplished so much and continue to make remarkable strides. We are business owners, highly educated, ambitious, and most importantly, dope. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/02/154 Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks. Learn more about The EW Tra1lblazer Society: https://tra1lblazer.evehudsonphd.com/bundles/society.



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    • 17 min
    Spring 2021: Session 153 (6 Ways to Pay for Graduate School with Shymika Stephenson-Davison)

    Spring 2021: Session 153 (6 Ways to Pay for Graduate School with Shymika Stephenson-Davison)

    Asking 'How do I pay for college?' is like asking, 'How do I lose weight?' or, 'How do I learn a new language?' There are a ton of answers, and there's never one clear path. The good news is that you don't even have to sink yourself in student loans while paying for college. All you have to do is implement some of the strategies that we highlight in today's talk, and you're good to go. However, it won't be easy because you'll need to be committed, do a ton of research, sacrifice, and even compromise your independence. Yet, it will all be worth it in the end. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/02/153 Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks. Learn more about The EW Tra1lblazer Society: https://tra1lblazer.evehudsonphd.com/bundles/society.


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    • 40 min
    Spring 2021: Session 152 (Why Healthy Marriages Matter with Shonice Montgomery & Dominique Brown)

    Spring 2021: Session 152 (Why Healthy Marriages Matter with Shonice Montgomery & Dominique Brown)

    First of all, entrepreneurship is never easy, but when you throw in being a wife, it gets even more challenging. Your marriage can be the birth or the death of your entrepreneurial journey. While romantic movies tell otherwise, getting married doesn't automatically mean a life full of sunshine and happiness. Nonetheless, you should never stop growing, especially as a couple. And, if you feel like showing off your better half on the Gram, do so, just make sure you're living your own life and that you're not just trying to impress people. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/02/152 Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks. Learn more about The EW Tra1lblazer Society: https://tra1lblazer.evehudsonphd.com/bundles/society.



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    • 44 min
    Spring 2021: Session 151 (How to Build a Life while Battling Chronic Illness with Quin Taylor)

    Spring 2021: Session 151 (How to Build a Life while Battling Chronic Illness with Quin Taylor)

    Dealing with a severe cold or a broken bone isn't easy. But at least there's an end in sight. Once you get over the cold or your bone heals, you're pretty much back to normal. Unfortunately, that's not the case for people with chronic(long-term) illnesses. With no 'cure' in sight, these illnesses can sometimes last a lifetime. You can live with a chronic condition day to day, responding to its sometimes swiftly changing symptoms and problems. Or you can take charge and manage the disease instead of letting it rule you. And that's what our guest for today, Quin Taylor, did; she regained control of her story from a life-threatening chronic illness.  
    Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/02/151 Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks. Learn more about The EW Tra1lblazer Society: https://tra1lblazer.evehudsonphd.com/bundles/society.




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    • 27 min
    Spring 2021: Session 150 (Celebrating 4 Years and Happy Birthday with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    Spring 2021: Session 150 (Celebrating 4 Years and Happy Birthday with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

    We live in a time of accelerated change. What was viable a couple of months ago might not be relevant tomorrow morning. This means that our days are filled with changes that present newer opportunities to keep moving forward. No matter how tough the past year was, there will always be a silver lining in whatever life throws at you. However, it’s up to you to take a step towards finding your silver lining. heck out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/01/148 Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks. Learn more about The EW Tra1lblazer Society: https://tra1lblazer.evehudsonphd.com/bundles/society.


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    • 25 min
    Spring 2021: Session 149 (How to Grieve the Loss of A Mentor with Eve Hudson, Ph.D)

    Spring 2021: Session 149 (How to Grieve the Loss of A Mentor with Eve Hudson, Ph.D)

    Nothing is comparable to the special kind of pain felt when a close mentor transitions. The pain is often associated with memories or moments that we’ve had with them, but more so the lessons they didn’t have time to teach us. It’s as if our personal journeys have lost direction, and we find ourselves suddenly lost. What we can’t see, in the blurriness of our pain, is that a true mentor never really dies. Their work lives on in us. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/01/149 Track by The Boy: https://theboy.beatstars.com/music/tracks. Learn more about The EW Tra1lblazer Society: https://tra1lblazer.evehudsonphd.com/bundles/society.


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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

lizmuroski ,

Amazing!

Eve is a shining light. Love this podcast! 🙌🏻

isupportbobs ,

First-Gens Matter

Hey!! This review is long overdue. Thank You, Dr. Eve for creating this platform for First-Gens. I remember applying to college and not having any type of guidance because of how uneducated my community was. But I appreciate trailblazers like you for setting the atmosphere. Thank You for allowing me to be apart of your movement and Thank You for continuously bringing forth other first-gens to share their stories so someone else somewhere can identify.

Keep Being you & keep up this amazing pod.

With Support Always in all ways,
Erica Clark

Thurst McGurst ,

If You Want To Be in The Know!

The FirstGen Lounge is definitely the place to provoke thoughtful conversations to share in your everyday life with friends, family, and WHOEVER! It’s such a comfortable space but still pushes you to get your gears rolling up there in the noggin!

Recommend a listen, 10 out of 10!

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