Amanda Gorman Talked About "The Reality Of Black Girls" After Being Racially Profiled By A Security Guard
"He demanded [to know] if I lived there because, 'You look suspicious.'"
Introducing the youngest poet ever to speak at a US inauguration.
"Poetry at the Super Bowl is a feat for art & our country, because it means we're thinking imaginatively about human connection even when we feel siloed," said Gorman.
"Thanks for the warm welcome!"
The 22-year-old, who spoke at the presidential inauguration, will honor three people who have served their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
"I'm just here to help."
In one part of this week's newsletter: How the first national youth poet laureate simply let her work speak for itself — and then the fans followed. Massively.
Plus, what to know about Amanda Gorman, the 10th anniversary of "Portlandia," and the return of "Legacies."
Plus, the history of inauguration day and the return of "Riverdale."
“I don’t think anyone was expecting the vocals of Jennifer Lopez to bring in a new presidency. Yet here we are. The auto-tune worked. But we actually love to see it!”
"Now they are bonded for life, the two of them."
The 22-year-old poet and activist has two books releasing this year.
"I didn't think that I was going to cry during the inauguration but then Amanda Gorman happened."
Amanda Gorman is the youngest poet ever to perform at an inauguration.