Journalist Who Was Homeless Graduates from Top US University

Journalist Who Was Homeless Graduates from Top US University

- 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

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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.

June Eric-Udorie: Journalist who struggled with homelessness graduates from top US university
June Eric-Udorie: Journalist who struggled with homelessness graduates from top US university. Image: Eric-Udorie
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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.

In similar heartwarming news from Briefly News, local designer recently headed online to remember a bittersweet time when she was homeless. According to the post, her colleague's family had not hesitated to help out and offered her a place to live when she was in a bad situation.

South Africans are moved by the fact that there are still so many good people left in the world and expressed this in the comment section.

With all the bad things that happen in life, it's so easy to forget that there are amazing people with good hearts living all around us. A young lady recently helped many people realise this after she shared a heartwarming post about receiving help at a time in her life when she needed it the most.

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"I stayed le my colleague’s family for years, they built a room at the back for me for privacy. They became family and I’ll forever be grateful for all they did. I remember they told me not to pay rent or buy food, Mara Ka gore Ke godisitswe sentle, I bought groceries," she wrote.

South Africans were truly moved by the sweet post and even reacted to it over 1k times. Many of them also headed to the comment section to marvel over the fact that some people are so kind.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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