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The Walk to Freedom

This 22-year-old set the internet on fire with her response to Donald Trump

Marwa Balkar couldn’t stand by after Donald Trump started attacking her religion. After Trump suggested that he would support a system to track and monitor Muslims in the U.S., Balkar fixed a peace sign to her jacket to let the world know she belonged to “a religion of peace.” She then posted the picture on Facebook, and invited the presidential candidate to “track” her at the cancer awareness walks and interfaith dinners she attends. The post quickly swept the internet and made her a celebrity overnight. Watch her talk about how she is using the amplified voice that social media gave her to fight bigotry and intolerance.

Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.

This 22-year-old set the internet on fire with her response to Donald Trump

Marwa Balkar couldn’t stand by after Donald Trump started attacking her religion. After Trump suggested that he would support a system to track and monitor Muslims in the U.S., Balkar fixed a peace sign to her jacket to let the world know she belonged to “a religion of peace.” She then posted the picture on Facebook, and invited the presidential candidate to “track” her at the cancer awareness walks and interfaith dinners she attends. The post quickly swept the internet and made her a celebrity overnight. Watch her talk about how she is using the amplified voice that social media gave her to fight bigotry and intolerance.

Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.

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