03.25.2018

11-Year-Old Activist Honors Black Girls Whose Stories Never Make The News

11-Year-Old Activist Honors Black Girls Whose Stories Never Make The News Naomi Wadler, 11, a student at George Mason Elementary School, speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally. Andrew Harnik/AP

While there were many incredible, poised speakers at Saturday’s March For Our Lives across the country, an 11-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, named Naomi Wadler was arguably the most inspiring.While there were many incredible, poised speakers at Saturday’s March For Our Lives across the country, an 11-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, named Naomi Wadler was arguably the most inspiring.

“I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simply statistics instead of vibrant, beautiful girls full of potential,” the preteen said in her speech to a massive crowd in Washington, D.C.

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