Poet. Activist. Change-Maker
Called the 'next great figure of poetry in the US', at 19-years-old Amanda Gorman is a published author and the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America. Her first poetry book, "The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough", was published in 2015 by Pemanship Books. A Harvard sophomore, she has worked as a U. N. Youth Delegate at the UN Headquarters in New York City, a HERlead Fellow in training with girl leaders in D.C. and London, and an Ambassador for the feminist platform School of Doodle. She has been published in The Huffington Post, mariashriver.com, and award-winning anthologies. At 16 she founded the community project One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy and youth activism.