Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. You can read the transcript of Amanda inaugural poem here at: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/amanda-gorman-inaugural-poem-transcript/index.html
Stacey Yvonne Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author of the book “Our Time Is Now.” Our Time is Now is more than a comprehensive chronicle of voter suppression. It is more than a comprehensive exposé of voter suppression. It is a book of clarity. It is a book of inspiration. It is a book of empowerment. Abrams points the way forward to American democracy.
“See, you don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.” – Chapter 36
I’m on a different path this year with my writings and my art. My new ideas were already peculating inside me but Amanda Gorman’s poem at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris turn the flame up.