- UK-based Nigerian writer and feminist, June Eric-Udorie, has celebrated graduating from Duke University in the United States
- In a post on Twitter, Eric-Udori recounted her struggle with homelessness and abuse
- Despite the difficulty, she defeated the odds and has earned a degree from a reputable university in the US
UK-based Nigerian writer and feminist, June Eric-Udorie, has celebrated graduating from Duke University in the United States.
The acclaimed journalist and blogger for The Guardian and New Statesman had turbulent times in previous years.
Despite her struggle with homelessness in the past, June Eric-Udorie defeated the odds and attained commendable feats, including being on the BBC list of "100 inspirational and influential women for 2016".
She recently graduated from Duke University in the United States and took to social media to recall her difficulty with homelessness and abuse.
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"If you had told me in 2015, when I was homeless & sleeping on friends’ bedroom floors, estranged from my entire family, that I would graduate from @DukeU.
"I wouldn’t have believed you. The journey has been hard; surviving abuse but finding freedom. I'm so proud that I did it," she said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a lady, Mary Otunba, rose above all her past challenges in life to achieve greatness. She said that though she did not want to attend a polytechnic, she was grateful her dad encouraged her to do so.
After graduating, the lady was confused about what next to do with her life. Luck later smiled on her as she got an internship with a big company.
Just when she was preparing for her Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) exams, she got to know of a distance learning program at Caleb University.
With her father’s death and nobody to sponsor her, many advised her to take it one at a time. To achieve what she wanted, Mary delayed some basic comforts.