Her stylist, Jason Bolden, (whose different shoppers embrace Cynthia Erivo, Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys) commented on her put up on Instagram, writing, “On a regular basis Simply Being Black….. will it ever change?” To which Amanda replied, “on a regular basis simply being that black iconic menace.”
PBS White Home correspondent Yamiche Alcindor additionally weighed in and wrote on Twitter, “Amanda Gorman’s expertise is that of so many black folks. Glad she made it house safely. So many others do not.”
Amanda is the youngest Inaugural poet and used her platform in January to discuss the change she needs to see in America after watching the riot on the Capitol simply two weeks prior. “We’ll elevate this wounded world right into a wondrous one,” she mentioned in her poem. “There’s at all times mild, if solely we’re courageous sufficient to see it. If solely we’re courageous sufficient to be it.”
Get to know extra about Amanda here.