A Labor of Love: The Makings of @FirstGenDocs

Brown et al. / Journal of First-generation Student Success / April 2021

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This article discusses the origin of @FirstGenDocs, a virtual platform with a mission to affirm the experiences, amplify the voices, and celebrate the brilliance of current and aspiring first-generation doctoral students and doctors. What began as a Twitter chat between 10 participants grew into a virtual community of 9000+ users. In this article, we detail the origins of this platform, the gap this platform seeks to fill, as well as the ways the co-founders, Drs. Lamesha C. Brown, Raven K. Cokley, and Jason K. Wallace, continue to cultivate this scholarly community through online engagement.

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