Her stylist, Jason Bolden, (whose different purchasers embody Cynthia Erivo, Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys) commented on her submit 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 risk.”
PBS White Home correspondent Yamiche Alcindor additionally weighed in and wrote on Twitter, “Amanda Gorman’s expertise is that of so many black individuals. Completely satisfied she made it dwelling safely. So many others do not.”
Amanda is the youngest Inaugural poet and used her platform in January to talk about the change she needs to see in America after watching the riot on the Capitol simply two weeks prior. “We are going to increase this wounded world right into a wondrous one,” she stated in her poem. “There may be at all times gentle, 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.