Earlier this month, author and poet Amanda Gorman attended and was an honoree at the Variety Power of Women event. She graced the stage, her hair in beautiful twists and wonderful gown as she spoke before the crowd, uplifting women, specifically women of color, to speak up and out, while taking their rightful seats at the table where they were once not welcome.
Gorman prepared to read a poem before the crowd titled “We Rise”, and only decided on reading the poem moments earlier that day. “We Rise” circles the power of women whom Gorman declares are not victims, but victors. As she read, she have the noun fear a masculine identity, and concluded with how women empower women is the most powerful.
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On December 7, 2021, Amanda Gorman will release her latest collection of poetry titled Call Us What We Carry, wrapped in a ripped sky-blue cover, the collection will take readers through “history, language, identity, and erasure” bringing a reckoning with it all.
Previously, Amanda Gorman has released The Hill We Climb and Change Sings.