This week, New York magazine has an incredible special issue entitled “Women and Power.”
It’s “not a women’s empowerment issue,” but rather, it’s “about women and their relationship to power — how they get it, how they lose it, how they wield it, what they sacrifice for it, and, ultimately, what they hope power will help them achieve.”
The articles — in which a wide range of women, including Anita Hill and Gloria Steinem, are interviewed and profiled — will be rolled out throughout the week (you can read them all here). But all 12 versions of the magazine’s cover have been released — and while they’re all powerful, we’re totally kvelling over the one that has Jewish icon Barbra Streisand standing side-by-side with the young Jewish activist Naomi Wadler.
Wadler, as you may remember, is the 11-year-old Ethiopian Jewish activist who was the youngest speaker at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. Wadler led a walkout in her school after the Parkland shootings.
Since the march, she has continued her activism. Why? Because, as Wadler said, “there is no age limit on being aware.” Her dream is to be the first Ethiopian Jewish woman to be the executive editor of the New York Times.
Naomi Walder is just in 5th grade, but this Jewish Ethiopian activist is so much wiser than her years!
Posted by Kveller.com on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
While not posted online yet, Wadler’s profile in the magazine is titled “Naomi Wadler Staged Her First Walkout at Age 10.” (Honestly, she’s so inspirational!) Streisand’s is titled, “Barbra Streisand Rose to Power – Only to Give It Away.”
We can’t wait to read them.