Amanda Gorman

During Joe Biden's inauguration, we had been graced by the likes of the Obamas, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez on our television screens, and yet, one face stood out above all the rest. A young woman most of us had never heard of, Amanda Gorman, graced our screens with a live reading of her poem, "The Hill We Climb". But, who exactly is she?


Well, to be frank, she isn't short on accomplishments. The Los Angeles based poet became the first person to ever be named Youth Poet Laureate at the age of nineteen, a position of esteem given to one skilled in the art of poetry advocating for social justice and committed to advocacy. So, it won't surprise you that she's also an accomplished activist, campaigning for social justice and, among other things, writing a tribute to black athletes for Nike. She has one book of poetry published as well as two children's books, and has stated she plans to run for President in 2036. She also met Oprah in 2020, an accomplishment in itself, while performing a commencement speech on John Krasinski's quarantine staple, Some Good News Today.

Her Inauguration Performance

Her appearance at the inauguration came at the express recommendation of Dr. Biden herself. Her performance was brutally honest, inspiring, and uplifting all at once. In short, she's an awesome, overachieving woman who makes me and every other 20-something feel like we haven't done a thing with our lives. She's been here for a while, and now she's here to stay.

For more inauguration day news, click here.

By clicking "Subscribe", you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Celebrity Page TV

The Voice, The Golden Globes, and new Biggie Smalls and Billie Eilish documentaries highlight this weekend's headlines.


Celebrity Page TV

Golden Globes


Despite a wild and unprecedented year in the entertainment business, the 2021 Golden Globes will honor the films, shows, and people that helped us get through the past year. With so many outstanding works and performances in contention to win big tonight, we'll be live posting everything that happens! Join us below for real time updates for one of Hollywood's biggest nights.

Developing Story