22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman had a special role during Biden’s inauguration ceremony reciting The Hill We Climb poem.
Her graceful and eloquent performance earned her a place in the heart of many people globally, who followed her across her social media platforms.
The 22-year-old was already a household name in the creatives industry, but the majority will remember her as the brave, confident young poet who called for unity during the swearing-in of the 46th president of the United States.
Amanda Gorman is a poet who called for unity using her performance during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Her performance brought a light moment during the inauguration event, leaving most people tweeting her lines and following her on social media.
Before she took the podium, she had at least 886K followers, however, after her performance, everyone wanted to know who this poet who stole the show was, and by this morning, she had 2.1M followers on Instagram.
The Biden’s inauguration team also shared a line from her powerful poem on their Instagram page
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey also shared her joy on Facebook that was brought about by seeing this young black poet own the stage and leave people with words to ponder on.
Prior to Biden’s inauguration , Amanda had been writing poems and sharing some of them online or in smaller events. She has even authored a children’s book meant to inspire them love who they are and be comfortable in their own skin.
The former first lady Michelle Obama also acknowledged her highlight of the day on Twitter, celebrating Amanda for her excellent performance
With her strong and poignant words, @TheAmandaGorman reminds us of the power we each hold in upholding our democracy. Keep shining, Amanda! I can't wait to see what you do next. 💕 #BlackGirlMagic
Photo credit: Rob Carr pic.twitter.com/C2cf0U5iEj
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 20, 2021
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