By now, many of you might have seen the speech given by 11-year-old Naomi Wadler at the March for Our Lives Protest in Washington D.C. Her speech not only paid homage to the victims of school shootings, especially those at Parkland, but also to the unknown names of black girls.
I am here to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper, whose stories don’t lead on the evening news. I represent the African American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simply statistics instead of vibrant, beautiful girls full of potential.-
Although only aged 11 and in 5th grade, this young woman spoke up for the lives of African-American girls around the nation whose names are not spread on headlines. She spoke with eloquence, grace, and power. Which is why we are saying, Ms. Naomi Wadler is a role-model for all ages.
If you haven’t heard her speak, be sure to watch the video below: