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Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Dara Elasfar

For 11-year-old Naomi Wadler, the day of the rally is a blur.

“I remember … somebody is introducing me and I was walking around seeing all those people. I was so scared,” she said. “And then I went to a restaurant with some other kids and had chicken tenders.”

A year ago, Wadler became nationally known for her speech at the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, D.C., where she wanted the crowd to know that black girls are victims of gun violence.