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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

Amanda Gorman
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Presidential candidate

Gorman told the New York Times in 2017 her dreams of running for the highest office, the presidency in 2036. Now more than ever, it seems attainable because Vice-president Kamala Harris has validated the dreams of every little girl of color.

“There’s no denying that a victory for her is a victory for all of us who would like to see ourselves represented as women of color in office,” Gorman said.

“It makes it more imaginable. Once little girls can see it, little girls can be it. Because they can be anything that they want, but that representation to make the dream exist in the first place is huge — even for me.”


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