June Eric-Udorie

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June Eric-Udorie
Isabelle Higgins, June Nwando Eric-Udorie and Tiseke Chilima, the young moderators of Girl Summit 2014 (14538262739).jpg
Isabelle Higgins, June Nwando Eric-Udorie, and Tiseke Chilima, the young moderators of Girl Summit 2014
Born (1998-06-18) 18 June 1998 (age 20)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality British, Nigerian, Irish
Education Downe House School
Known for Feminism, anti-FGM campaigner
Website about.me/jericudorie

June Eric-Udorie (born 18 June 1998) is a writer and feminist campaigner based in Great Britain. She is a journalist and blogger for The Guardian and the New Statesman as well as Cosmopolitan.[1][2][3] In 2016, the BBC included her in the list of 100 Women for "inspirational and influential women for 2016".[4]

Early life and work

Though of Nigerian descent, Eric-Udorie was born in Ireland and is living and working in the United Kingdom, where she moved when she was 10 years old. She attended Downe House School in Thatcham, Berkshire.[5][6][7][8]

Eric-Udorie ran a petition and managed to get the study of feminism added to the A-level politics curriculum in the UK.[6][7]She is a member of Plan UK’s Youth Advisory Panel and FGM Ambassador for Plan UK with whom she campaigns against Female Genital Mutilation.[9][10]

Eric-Udorie is the Young Press Officer for Integrate Bristol and was nominated for the Smart Women of the year award by Red magazine in 2015.[11][12]She was nominated for the Young Commentariat of the Year in 2015 as well as the Words By Women Award in 2015 and the PRECIOUS Awards for Leadership.[13][14][15]

She has been selected as a trainee editor for Random House.[16]

Further reading

  • Fusion Articles
  • June Eric-Udorie on Beyonce's Lemonade
  • The Debrief Articles
  • "Getting Feminism in the curriculum"
  • "The night Claressa Shields inspired me to embrace my blackness"

References

  1. ^ "June Eric Udorie". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Writers". Newstatesman.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  3. ^ "June Eric Udorie - Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Sex and Relationships :: Cosmopolitan UK". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  4. ^ "BBC 100 Women 2016: Who's on the list". BBC. 21 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Brexit has made me afraid to be a young, black woman in UK". Fusion. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b Imani Brooks (18 March 2016). "Fab Female Friday: 10 Fun Facts on Teen Feminist Blogger June Eric Udorie - Girl Up". United Nations Foundation. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b Tom McTague (9 January 2016). "June Eric-Udorie: Feminism to be taught in A-level politics curriculum after teenager's campaign". The Independent. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Cloister School Magazine" (PDF). Downehouse. 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  9. ^ "June Eric-Udorie". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  10. ^ Laura Bates (18 December 2014). "2014: a year of brave, inspiring, young feminists". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Vote for your Smart Woman of the Year". Red Magazine. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  12. ^ "CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: Episode 26 with June Eric-Udorie – Emma Gannon". Emmagannon.co.uk. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  13. ^ "News: InPublishing". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  14. ^ Martin Belam (22 March 2016). "Words By Women awards make their mark with celebration of solidarity". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  15. ^ "9th Annual PRECIOUS Awards". Precious London. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Four aspiring editors to join Penguin Random House following #TheScheme16". Retrieved 21 November 2016.
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