“I came to Ireland for a better life but the experience I had was quite the opposite of that. When I lived in Nigeria, I was a happy, open, caring, kind, confident and a friendly person. By the time I got here, I was not me anymore but just an image of me. I was really scared of people and I could not trust anybody. I stayed on my own and I kept to myself. The situation I was in affected my self-esteem and my confidence went down.

I completed a course in Applied Social Studies at Liberties College, during that year I didn’t talk to anyone in the course. I felt I was not good enough. I was pregnant at the start of the course and I thought people were talking about me and laughing at me, I felt bad. I had my baby on the 8th May after doing my last exam. I went from the exam to the hospital to give birth.”