Her name is Jennifer Chinonye Umeh and she is a small business owner who runs a textile printing venture. Jennifer has often taken to her social media space to speak against bullying because as she proves, she was once a victim.
The CEO who was nicknamed blinky back in her school days would later adopt the very name for her creative business: Blinky Collections. Recently, the hardworking and ambitious lady granted an interview to a journalist with The Nigerian Xpress where she discussed her career path and revisited her ordeals with bullies at school while studying at the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara, and also how she interestingly came up with her said business name.
Soon after the interview was published in a subsequent print issue of the newspaper, Jennifer had shared a photo of herself holding a copy of the publication, hours after she would complain of certain people not welcoming of her story but what followed in the next day or two was something out of hand.
“I just left work right now. I entered go ka da. Some guys blocked me and started beating me. They were calling me Jennifer diary anty bully. Some people stopped to help me. I am currently in the hospital.” Jennifer had just been physically assaulted in an apparent bullying attack.
“I just decided to post this here before I go offline.” She shared online alongside photos of her bleeding on the head and foot as she made her way to a hospital.
Few days after the attack, Jennifer has managed to move on with her life and business as though nothing happened, the unknown persons behind her attack where not cited or at least, not by the victim herself or any security agency for that matter.
Making a new collection of T-shirts, Jennifer is now aiming to pass her anti-bullying message across via fashion.
“Bullying ends with me,” Jennifer said while launching her new movement.