Who is Amanda Gorman?
Amanda S.C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. The star was born in 1998 in Los Angeles California. She was raised by her mother and has two siblings. She also has a twin sister Gabrielle, a fellow activist who is also a filmmaker.
Her early life
Amanda Gorman has given a picture of herself growing up as a child to be weird who enjoyed reading and writing with little television access as a result of the conditions they lived in. she is hypersensitive to sound and has an auditory processing disorder. She also had a speech impediment as a child. She participated In speech therapy of which Elida Kocharian wrote ‘Gorman doesn’t view her speech impediment as a crutch-rather, she sees it as a gift and a strength’.
Gorman also told her ‘I always saw it as a strength because since I was experiencing these obstacles in terms of my auditory and vocal skills, I became really good at reading and writing. I realized that at a young age when I was reciting the Marianne Deborah Williamson quote that “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure” to my mom’.
She attended New Roads, a private school in Santa Monica. Amanda then later received a scholarship to study in college. She studied sociology at Harvard College and graduated in 2020 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
How Has Amanda Gorman Changed Her Life?
Her activism focuses on issues such as oppression, race, feminism, and marginalization as well as the African diaspora. Gorman shared she was inspired to become a youth delegate for the UN in 2013 after watching a speech by Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai. She was later chosen as the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles in 2014. She published her book The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough a year later.
In 2017 she became the first youth poet to open the literary session for the library of congress. She was later named National Youth Poet Laureate in April, the first of its kind, and the list continues.
But the most noticeable of all her accomplishments is The Hill We Climb which she read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration into office. She gained over 2 million followers on Instagram after reading her poem at the inauguration. She has 3.1 million followers on Instagram with her account verified as well. It is believed she is worth over 2 million dollars from her literal works. She has written for New York Times, The Edit, And Nike.