Age is just a number when it comes to being a change agent in the community. At just 12-year’s old, Naomi Wadler, is truly that. Not only is she a change agent, but she one of the youngest activist to boot.
She was also the youngest speaker at the March for Our Lives rally on March 25, 2018. Her speech at the rally was very eloquent which urged the nation not to forget black women who are disproportionately represented among the victims of gun violence.
“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,” Wadler said. “I represent the African American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simply statistics instead of vibrant, beautiful girls full of potential.”
She went on to continue:
“For far too long, these names, these Black girls and women, have been just numbers,” Wadler later said. “I’m here to say ‘Never again’ for those girls, too.”
If you missed the speech, you can watch it below: