At 20-years-old, Harvard junior Amanda Gorman is called "the next great figure of poetry in the U.S." In 2017, she made history by becoming the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America. In this role, she has spoken at the Library of Congress, the United Nations x Mashable Social Good Summit, WE Day, and venues across the country.
As a native from Los Angeles, prior to her national position she served as the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of L.A. and later the West. In these capacities, she met Michelle Obama at the White House, conducted a library tour, and published The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough. She is founder and executive director of One Pen One Page. She has been a HERlead Fellow in Washington, D.C, and London, and a UN Youth Delegate in New York City.
Gorman has been in The New York Times, The Today Show, MTV, Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, TIDAL, Essence's Woke 100 list, Time for Kids, Yahoo Style, the Google Assistant, and more.