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About Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

Born: 7th March 1998 (age 23 years), Los Angeles, California, United States

 

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppressionfeminismrace, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book "The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough" in 2015. I n 2021, she delivered her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. Her inauguration poem generated international acclaim.

 

Gorman has an auditory processing disorder and is hypersensitive to sound. She also had a speech disorder during childhood for which she had to have speech therapy.  But Amanda Gorman didn't view this as an obstacle,  rather as a gift and a strength.  

 

Amanda Gorman has said that she intends to run for president in 2036.  On being selected as one of 'Glamour' magazine's 2018 'College Women of the Year', she said: "Seeing the ways that I as a young black woman can inspire people is something I want to continue in politics. I don't want to just speak works; I want to turn them into realities and actions." 

 

In 2019, Gorman was chosen as one of 'The Root' magazine's "Young Futurists", an annual list of "the 25 best and brightest young African-Americans who excel in the fields of social justice and activism, arts and culture, enterprise and corporate innovation, science and technology, and green innovation"

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