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Five things to know about Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration

Ama Nunoo January 20, 2021 at 08:31 am

January 20, 2021 at 08:31 am | Art Attack, Opinions & Features, Women, Women of Value

National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Discusses the Importance of  Activism and Poetry in Society – PULSE SPIKES
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Raised by a single mother and a twin

Gorman has a twin sister called Gabrielle who is an activist. The pair were born prematurely and raised together with their other sibling by their single mother Joan Wicks who was a teacher.

Gorman’s biggest role model is her mother. “My mother worked so hard while raising three kids to get her doctorate and master’s degrees in Education. She inspires me every day to seek higher education not only for myself but for the other students around me.”

Her mother is very proud of all that her daughter has been able to accomplish regardless of the challenges.

“Every child has a gift, it just has to be discovered,” she said. “Where there’s a deficit, there’s a place where the child makes it up.”


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