- A young lady who once reportedly suffered police brutality has triumphed over all her struggles and become a court intern
- Marie said that she shared her story to let people know that they can accomplish whatever they want irrespective of their background
- At the young age of 13, she confidently faced a judge and maintained she would not want her case to go to trial
A young lady, Marie Rattigan, has written about the ups and downs her life has gone through since 2009. Taking to LinkedIn, she revealed she was once arrested and charged for resisting.
According to the lady, she was maltreated by the police while no one knew where she was. Despite all the troubles she faced, Marie is now a victor.
Don’t let anyone try to box you in, that's the message here
More than a decade later, the lady is now working as an intern with an African American elected judge, Baker-Carper, presiding over a juvenile delinquency division.
“I went from standing in front of a judge as a juvenile to sitting beside Judge Baker-Carper. God has a way of letting things happen the way they did to guide me to where I need to be.
"This post is for motivational purposes, don’t let anyone or any system try to box you in. Stand up for yourself, even if that means standing alone.”
The grateful lady acknowledged her helpers and all that they do
The lady appreciated all the people who have supported her during the course of her journey to being who she is today.
As at the time of writing this report, her post has over 65,000 likes with more than 3,000 comments.
Briefly News compiled some of them below:
Jessika Rodriguez said:
"Powerful. May you always find success changing the system. I just shared this with my four teenage children so their eyes may stay wide open and they too can support the change we need."
Seely Horton-Kerr said:
"Congratulations young lady You are well on your way! Your story brought me chills! I'm so happy you stood boldly at such a young age and took your chase to court. Now you have the opportunity to be the change you want to see! Looking forward to following your story!"
Aisha Janki Akinola said:
"Yes queen. Don’t let anyone deceive you. Your dream and identities are valid too. Keep going. It’ll all fall into place with time. Just like it did for Marie and I."
Professor gives his views on lit dance moves on social media
Briefly News previously reported that a college professor identified as Elizabeth Leiba has taken to social media to discuss the origin of a dance style called Xibelani which people also refer to as Southern African twerk.
Leiba, who shared a video of some ladies dancing and twisting their waists on her LinkedIn page, said the Xibelani dance is a native dance of the Tsonga women of the Limpopo Province in Southern Africa.
According to Elizabeth, the name of the dance comes from the Xitsonga language, and it can be translated to "hitting a rhythm".
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Source: Briefly News