This poem illustrates the struggle of an undergraduate first-generation college student who knew little about the first-gen identity or the experiences she would encounter until she became a First To Go Scholar at Loyola Marymount University. The poet represents the First To Go Program as a flashlight that has helped her to navigate a once dark and unfamiliar environment.
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol3/iss1/6