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Event: Aflame and Unafraid: Amanda Gorman

Information and resources about the Aflame & Unafraid events series, Amnda Gorman, and the poem "The Hill We Climb"


About Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology. She has written for the New York Times and has three books forthcoming with Penguin Random House.

Read more at Amanda Gorman's Official Website.


"...finally I had a moment of realization, where I thought, if I choose not to speak out of fear, then there's no one that my silence is standing for. And so I came to realize that I cannot stand standing to the side, standing silent. I must  find the strength to speak up."

- Amanda Gorman, from "Using Your Voice is a Political Choice"


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Photograph courtesy of Amanda Gorman's website.

Photograph by Awol Erizku for TIME