Maintaining the sociocultural and interpersonal supports needed
to succeed in higher education as a first-generation student can
be very difficult due to a lack of familiarity with what brings
success. When this identity intersects with a nonbinary gender
identity, it further complicates higher education’s challenges and
may make solutions impossible to come by. My experience sits at
the intersection of these two identities and their gradual collision
and connection with success in higher education. Through this
narrative, I seek to unpack potential difficulties and nuances
for the increasingly diverse body of first generation students and
bring attention to the barriers in our social systems which may
be blocking current and future students from achieving their
Wilson, Jo D.
"They’re Crying in the All-Gender Bathroom: Navigating Belonging in Higher Education While First Generation and Nonbinary,"
The Vermont Connection: Vol. 41
, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol41/iss1/17