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Spring 2022: Session 201 (How Being First-Generation in a BGLO has Changed My Life with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

I’ve been wanting to do a show about being a Black Greek for years. I never really got around to it because, if I’m for real, I hadn’t fully grasped how I wanted to approach it.

When I realized that this year’s founders' day actually fell on a Thursday in 20 TWENTY-TWO, the 10NINEth year of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., I just haadddd to finally make it happen. While there are several angles that I considered, I thought I’d start this conversation focusing on how being first-generation and a member of a Black Greek-letter organization (BGLO) has changed my life. Warning: I'm heavy on the Delta Sigma Theta this in one, but... in my defense... it's J13. (And, so you know now, I've been rounding up a Divine Nine First-Gen Squad because this is just the start of a series of conversations to come.) Check out the full session notes: Join the Movement:

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Fall 2021: Session 199 (Being Enlightened Through the Ups and Downs with Eve Hudson, Ph.D.)

2021 was, without a doubt, a year full of ups and downs. But looking back at what I accomplished and what you helped me achieve, I can confidently say that despite the lows, this year was just full of blessings. So, thank you. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine, and one of the things she mentioned that really stuck with me was milestones. Like, what are some of the wins from this year that would be worth sharing with the audience? Now, talking about wins is one thing, but my worry was, what if people perceive that as bragging? I admit I wasn't comfortable with that, but then I thought to myself, what do I have to lose? No matter what I do, everybody will still have an opinion about it. And bragging will always be bragging for whoever thinks it's bragging. So, I'll just do it.Every year I try to round up and highlight the top sessions for the year based on download numbers. However, in the spirit of innovation, this year will be a little different. Instead of the top shows from this year, I'll go a step further and talk about my wins as well as the things I should have done better this year. So, we'll have the 9 top shows, the 9 things I should have done better, and the 9 notable wins from 2021. In total, the 27 moments of reflection.Check out the full session notes: Join the Movement: Make History with Us: