She is named for Marian Wright Edelman, 72, president of the Children's Defense Fund
who wrote a letter to her 25 year old self.
If you don't like the world the way it is,
change it—one step at a time.
Be prepared for how long change might take
and how hard it will sometimes be.
Always remember the quote you wrote in your diary
after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak:
"If you can't fly, run;
if you can't run, walk;
if you can't walk, crawl;
but by all means keep moving."