As a first-generation college student in the Silicon Valley, author Tiffany Ta grew up in a high-achieving academic culture that she only really began to unpack and understand in college. Upon being exposed to more diverse cultures and backgrounds, Ta began to realize that her upbringing was vastly different than many others, and that some of her classmates' behaviors were unnatural. This poem reflects how she now feels about the experience looking back.
Ta, Tiffany P.
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 5
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol5/iss1/12