Amanda Gorman

​Poet. Activist. Change-Maker


Be Featured in a Virtual Reality Film!

 My latest social project is the first ever 360 virtual reality experience of its kind: an immersive documentary highlighting the young girl, women, and femme change-makers around the United States. With funding from an OZY Genius Grant through OZY Media and JP Morgan, this project aims to enhance empathy-building opportunities for youth, explore and interrogate contemporary feminism, and pass a mic to marginalized intersectional identities.

Are you a girl changing the world? Want to nominate someone who is?

We are currently looking for girls and women between the ages of 8 and 24 in the following regions:

Central Valley, California

Los Angeles, California

New York, New York

Washington, D.C.

Houston, Texas

Chicago, Illinois

If you are or know a girl/femme in this area who is making a difference, fill out the nomination form at this link.


19-year-old Amanda Gorman went from a child born with special needs to a Harvard freshman and acclaimed genius (Black Enterprise)

And the OZY Genius Award Winners Are...(Video by OZY Media)

One 19-year-old’s Journey from Special Needs to Acclaimed ‘Genius’--by (Black Enterprise)

These college students just got up to $10,000 for their genius ideas--(by USA Today)

OZY Genius Award Winners--(by OZY Media)