What It’s Like to Become the Voice of Your Generation—at Age 12
[Naomi Wadler] took the stage [during last year’s March for Our Lives] and introduced herself with a nervous giggle. Then, in an instant, she seemed to harness the strength and fervor of the hundreds of thousands stretched before her. Four feet six inches tall, a child who hadn’t yet retired her Barbies, Naomi said she represented the African American girls and women who are victims of gun violence but “whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper, whose stories don’t lead on the evening news.”
…[Since that day], She would be photographed arm in arm with Gloria Steinem for Vanity Fair and be featured on the cover of New York magazine’s “Women and Power” issue alongside Barbra Streisand… She would be recruited for youth-related boards, including one at Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality.