Amanda Gorman

If you need uplifting, do watch 22 year old Amanda Gorman, who yesterday read one of her poems The Hill We Climb at Joe Biden’s Inauguration.  Suffering from a speech impediment as a child, Gorman became LA’s youth poet laureate at 16. Three years later, while studying sociology at Harvard, she became the youngest ever National Youth Poet Laureate. She has already published a book and her first picture book for children comes out this Spring.  She has promised to run for President herself in 2036, when she would first be eligible.  Watch this space!

For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it,  if only we’re brave enough to be it.’

Amanda Gorman
— Francesca
21st January 2021