What Obstacle Have You Overcome?


What obstacle have you overcome? By: L'Oreal Kennedy The path through academia can be quite treacherous but the rewards are immeasurable. I am a first-generation college student and the first person on either side of my family to earn a doctorate. My mother started going to school at the age of 12 and stopped at the age of 16 once she became pregnant. Without the precedent of higher education in my family, I was tasked with navigating college on my own. I experienced domestic violence, isolation, anxiety, depression, and even homelessness. What kept me going was knowing that other Black [... Read More]