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‘World’s Youngest Barber’ is an 8-year-old West Philly girl with major moxie | We The People | The Philadelphia Inquirer

‘World’s Youngest Barber’ is an 8-year-old West Philly girl with major moxie | We The People | The Philadelphia Inquirer

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At 8 years old, Neijae Graham-Henries is almost as tall as this reporter. She told me so. She also asked to cut my hair — about eight inches of it. We did not have an appointment for her to do so.

She asked me to dance the Shoot and the Floss in broad daylight on the side of MacDade Boulevard in Darby Borough.

I failed. Spectacularly.

Then Neijae took my notebook and began asking me questions.

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That was just the first 10 minutes of our interview.

Neijae is the kind of confident, inquisitive, energetic kid who reminds of you what the world was like before doubt set in; the kind of kid who makes you believe in yourself — and her — without question.


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