June Ericudorie

June  Ericudorie

June Eric-Udorie is a twenty-year-old feminist activist and writer from the United Kingdom. She was named Elle UK's Female Activist of the Year in 2017 and has been named to BBC, Guardian, and other lists of notable and inspiring women. Her advocacy has taken her to classrooms, the Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival, the United Nations, and more. She is a co-founder of Youth for Change, an initiative that seeks to eradicate female genital mutilation and forced marriage around the world. She successfully overturned the British government's decision to remove feminism from the nationally compulsory A-level (high school) politics syllabus in 2015, and she recently secured funding to take 500 impoverished girls and young women of color to see the film Hidden Figures. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, the Telegraph, ESPN The Magazine, and Fusion. She is presently a student at Duke University, where she is a recipient of Melinda French Gates' University Scholars merit scholarship and a Human Rights Scholar at the Kenan Center for Ethics.