Soon-to-be Emory Law School graduate Melonie Wright started in special education classes and was told that she would always have difficulty learning in grade school. However, the young woman proved her doubters wrong by obtaining a degree from the Atlanta-based university.
Wright describes her long and arduous journey to receive her degree in a detailed Instagram post.
I graduate from law school one month from today. It's a big deal to me- I started my education in a special Ed classroom, where my teachers told my parents I would always need extra help. I went on to do very well in school on through graduating with highest honors in high school and college. College was marked by a terrible relationship, incidents of domestic violence, homelessness, and pregnancy with my little girl. Law school had its struggles, with literally cents in my acct at times, paying my daughter's medical bills when GA erroneously denied us assistance, and becoming a DIY queen because we had no choice. Relationships grew, and some withered, and sometimes people volunteer their opinions about me when I don't ask them to. If my life means anything, it means that God is alive and He is walking with my imperfect, broken, messed up past self. He took my brokenness and exchanged it for His peace. He told me to do this, and He never failed me or my daughter. He is my Redeemer, and I will love Him and serve Him for rest of my life. Just because He calls you, doesn't mean the journey won't be hard- it just means you'll have to depend on Him every step of the way. And if you falter, He'll correct you and keep you. #JurisDoctorateCandidateNoMore #30DaysOut
Wright reveals that she experienced homelessness, domestic abuse and the hardships of being a single parent. However, through it all she said her faith in God got her through the hardest of obstacles. All of these things happened while she was still in college pursuing her education.
The young woman goes on to say that “law school had its struggles, with literally cents in my acct at times, paying my daughter’s medical bills when GA erroneously denied us assistance, and becoming a DIY queen because we had no choice.”
According to her LinkedIn profile, Wright has had many opportunities working at Atlanta-based law firms. Recently, she was the National Director of Social Action for the National Black Law Students Association.
There is no word on what the young scholar has planned, but whatever it is will be extraordinary.