On April 17, 2020, Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman shared important and encouraging words of hope at a very critical time in the pandemic. If you missed it, check it out it here.
Ms. Gorman is just now graduating from Harvard and is called ‘the next great figure of poetry in the U.S.’ In 2017 she made history by becoming the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America. She has spoken at the Library of Congress, the United Nations x Mashable Social Good Summit, WE Day, and venues all across the country. Yeah, she’s a native from Los Angeles, CA and prior to her national position she served as the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of L.A. and later the West.
These are the voices that will unite us as we wake up in a new tomorrow and take new steps in our changing world. Ms. Gorman, students from the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, and many other young people who have witnessed the breakdown in our government while growing up with more social media channels than most of us had access to before cable TV invaded our homes. They are watching us mess up the environment, being lazy about getting to the ballot box, spreading hate and violence, suppressing immigrants and immigration and getting fooled in social media with all the fake news.
Sidebar: We should all kick the Facebook habit 90 days before the election!
These young voices are getting wise at the same time that many of us are fighting the system and growing tired.
Make way and have hope for a better tomorrow. Do wear your masks, for the safety of others.
Peace and 178 days until Election day!