Voices of the MC is a podcast where the students of the University of Arkansas Multicultural Center share their stories of challenge and triumph. Our mission is to celebrate narratives that exist outside of the mainstream so that others might learn from the lived experience of MC students. Every story is valuable and deserves to be told and heard. These are not political talking points, these are our truths.
Join Daniel Webster as he describes his journey to the University of Arkansas and beyond. In this episode we hear about his experience in winning scholarships and enrolling in college, how he went from mentee to mentor, and the trials he faced along the way. Daniel describes growing up biracial, coming out as bisexual, living with a mother who struggles with substance use, and how he continues to persevere to reach his goal of joining the highest court in the land.
A Multi-Generational Journey
From being the only latinx student in her high school classes to becoming the first of her family to attend college, Anahi describes for us her journey to the University of Arkansas. Cognizant of the sacrifices made by her parents, Anahi faces and overcomes adversity as she strives to provide her family a better life...and to earn her beach-front, corner office.
In Search of Simple Answers to Complex Problems
In this episode of Voices of the MC, Smit Patel tells us about his experience as the only Indian student attending school in small-town Arkansas. He compares his time in the school system in India with his education in the United States, and reminisces about those people who made positive impacts on his life. Smit shares his lofty goals for his future and reveals the heartbreaking circumstance that drives his hunger for success. Listen as Smit challenges and inspires us all to reach our full potential.
Escaping the Delta
Korie, sophomore psychology student, describes her experience growing up in the Arkansas Delta as the daughter of a white mother and a black father. She shares with us her story of heartbreak, battling against small-town gossip, escaping from the Delta to attend the University of Arkansas, and how she plans to dedicate her life’s work to helping others escape from their own personal Deltas.