Amanda Gorman, from Los Angeles, California, is an American poet and activist. As well as the African diaspora, Gorman’s dissertation focuses on topics of racism, feminism, race, and marginalization. She was born on born March 7, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The first person to be elected National Youth Poet Laureate is Gorman. In 2015, she published the poetry book The One That Food Is Not Enough for. In 2021, at the inauguration of Joe Biden, she delivered the poem ‘The Hill We Climb’.
Amanda Gorman Short Biography
March 7, 1998
Age (AS of 2020)
22 Years Old
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Poet and Activist
Private School in Santa Monica
2 Siblings, She has a Twin Sister Name: Gabrielle
As of 2020, She is 22 years old.
Gorman’s art and advocacy, as well as the African diaspora, concentrate on topics of racism, feminism, race, and marginalization. Gorman said that after seeing a speech by Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, she was inspired to become a youth delegate to the United Nations in 2013.
In 2014, Gorman was named as Los Angeles‘ youth poet laureate. In 2015, she published the poetry book The One That Food Is Not Enough for. Gorman announced in 2017 that she intends to run for president in 2036.
Gorman participated in an episode of the web series Some Good News hosted by John Krasinski in May 2020, where she had the opportunity to virtually meet Oprah Winfrey and gave a virtual beginning address to those who were unable to attend physical beginnings in the United States of America due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” and is the youngest poet in United States history to read at a presidential inauguration. Gorman was recommended by Jill Biden for the inauguration.
Gorman revised her poem’s wording after January 6, 2021, to address the storming of the Capitol of the United States. Gorman told Ron Charles, The Washington Post book reviewer, during the week before the inauguration, “My hope is that my poem will represent a moment of unity for our country,” and that “with my words, I’ll be able to speak to a new chapter and era for our nation.”
She read from political leaders, authors, and celebrities, attracting immense praise and support, “We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it / Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy / And this effort very nearly succeeded / But while democracy can be periodically delayed / It can never be permanently defeated,”
She added, “Never been prouder to see another young woman rise! Brava Brava,”