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Amanda Gorman

Poet. Activist. Harvard '20 Inquiries below

Los Angeles, California

Joined on 15 June, 2014

http://theamandagorman.com

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Replying to @ava: “I stood at the border. I stood at the edge. And claimed it as central. I let the rest of the world move over to where I was.” htt…

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“I stood at the border. I stood at the edge. And claimed it as central. I let the rest of the world move over to where I was.”

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Quoted @TheAmandaGorman

In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be.

I am so thankful for the outpouring of support since the incident last night. It won't change the truth of what happened, and continues to happen to Black Americans, but it reassures me of what I already know: There is always far more good in this world than bad. Love, Amanda

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Quoted @TheAmandaGorman

A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because “you look suspicious.” I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat.

In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be.

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Quoted @TheAmandaGorman

Wow, a fantastic @washingtonpost piece by @nnekamcguire . We live in a contradictory society that can celebrate a black girl poet & also pepper spray a 9 yr old. Yes see me, but also see all other black girls who've been made invisible. I can not, will not, rise alone.

A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because “you look suspicious.” I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat.

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Replying to @MayorAdler: Keep sharing your stories of why you #MaskUpATX. Let's spread compassion, not the virus.

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Replying to @MalalaFund: The climate crisis makes it harder for girls to go to school. Yet, if all girls had access to 12 years of free, safe, quali…

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Quoted @FamDiz

I would say my best friend & her beautiful daughter Jade nailed it! Jade as the phenomenal @TheAmandaGorman! ❤️💛 #BlackHistoryMonth2021 #WomensHistoryMonth #Fisk_RYS21

Definitely nailed it! A+!

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Quoted @CentralHealthTX

We choose to #WearAMask to protect the community. How about you?

#MaskUpATX #MaskOn

Keep sharing your stories of why you #MaskUpATX. Let's spread compassion, not the virus.

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Happy World Book Day! And wow today I held my first advanced copy of the special edition of my inaugural poem. Pre-order yours below & let me know if it makes you smile this big too! 💛✨

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The climate crisis makes it harder for girls to go to school. Yet, if all girls had access to 12 years of free, safe, quality education, they could help make communities more resilient and reduce the impact of global warming.

@MalalaFund's new report:

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Replying to @GASchool_NYC: The face you make when you realize @TheAmandaGorman saw your Biography Day picture!

@ManCathSchls @ArchNY_Schools @Mich…

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Replying to @youngpoetsnet: The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021 is now open! If you're aged 11-17 anywhere in the world, send us your poems…

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The face you make when you realize @TheAmandaGorman saw your Biography Day picture!

@ManCathSchls @ArchNY_Schools @MichaelDeegan10 @NY_Arch

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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021 is now open! If you're aged 11-17 anywhere in the world, send us your poems. Intergalactic submissions considered too. This year's judges @poetclare and @YomiSode can't wait to read your work!

Enter by 31 July:

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Quoted @people

Vanessa Bryant on 'Finding the Light in Darkness': 'Kobe and Gigi Motivate Me to Keep Going'

What strength. What courage. Beyond inspiring

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Thanks so much @people for naming me one of your Women Changing the World!

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Replying to @TeamPelosi: A lesson we all learned recently — more women of goodwill in the political arena can literally save democracy.

On Interna…

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I stay amazed by all the beauty people are creating. Thank you thank you. Keep making magic!

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Replying to @Melissa__Barrow: @TheAmandaGorman poem inspired me. Me and @theramonegarcia decided to work together and create MAGIC to this incredibl…

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@TheAmandaGorman poem inspired me. Me and @theramonegarcia decided to work together and create MAGIC to this incredibly beautiful poem 💛

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Replying to @DelChiaroSolar: Written by one young woman (10 yrs) in admiration of another young woman who makes words "bend and blend" and who write…

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Written by one young woman (10 yrs) in admiration of another young woman who makes words "bend and blend" and who writes about "scary and important things" in a way that is "still beautiful, like fire." Thank you @TheAmandaGorman for inspiring the next generation!

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A lesson we all learned recently — more women of goodwill in the political arena can literally save democracy.

On International Women’s Day on March 8, join @HillaryClinton, @chrissyteigen, @TheAmandaGorman, and me in supporting women Democrats to run!

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For news outlets, here is a necessary clarification about poet laureates by incredible US Poet Laureate @JoyHarjo . I am not the only one, nor the last

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