This is the story of Hawo Guyo, a recent graduated from UW-Tacoma. She is a first-generation college student who identifies as black cisgender Muslim woman. Hawo discusses her college experiences and the impact of what it meant to find her ‘own voice’ in the classroom setting. She emphasizes the importance of community and seeing oneself represented, especially when students are facing difficulties while in college. In the end, Hawo says that despite the challenges, students need to “fall in love with learning” in order to stay in focus and keep one’s sanity while in college.