Welcome to First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience, a publication devoted to the art and scholarship of individuals who identify as "first-generation college" as well as those who support our community.

See the Aims and Scope for complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1 (2019) The Stories We Tell

A note from the Editor:

These voices you will hear in this edition of First Gen Voices were crafted and cultivated in a summer trip to the Dominican Republic, where our writers had the opportunity to workshop and reflect on their experiences being first-generation. The purpose? To share their work, mind, and feelings about the struggles and incredible experiences they have made. It is their strength, resilience, and love. Enjoy.

Creative Nonfiction


The Stories We Tell
Daniella Cornejo, Daniel Penuela, Stacey Leon, Audrey Ashami Hammond, Guillermo Gonzalez, Laura Mejia, Jordyn Patterson, Luisa Valle, Mirian Melendez, and Nicole Hernandez