Netta Elzie

Netta is a resident of St. Louis who has been documenting the events in Ferguson on Twitter. She is Co-Editor of the #Ferguson Protester Newsletter. Before the death of Mike Brown, Netta volunteered with a girls group, called the Sophia Project, in the city of Saint Louis. The group focuses on helping teenage girls navigate through life. Her essay “When I close my eyes at night, I see people running from tear gas” was published in Ebony Magazine on September 9, 2014. Since then, Elzie has been one of the youth activist voices that has taken the message of resistance internationally to media outlets like Aljazeera.com, The Feminist Wire, the Wallstreet Journal, GlobalGrind.com and Huffingtonpost.com.