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But among them all, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman It stood. with her amazing words And swan-like gestures, Americans rallied around A. Big split moment To aspire to a future based on strength, survival and hope:
So while we once asked, “How can we conquer disaster?”
Now, we affirm, “How can a disaster prevail over us?”
We will not go back to what was, but rather move to what will happen
A country bruised but full
Mohsen, but bold, fierce and free.
While the world may have just known Gorman yesterday, it was It is known as a rising star In Los Angeles for years.
a Born in West Los AngelesGorman was raised by a single mom and attended New Roads School In Santa Monica. Gorman has it She described her childhood “This incredibly bizarre crossover in Los Angeles, where I felt the black hood meets black elegance with white refinement with Latin culture with wetlands.”
At the age of 14, Gorman joined Write, Which is a local non-profit organization that provides written counseling for girls and young women. Michel Shahine Sinno, who has overseen Gorman at WriteGirl for two years, told my colleague Caroline Champlin The talent of the young poet was always apparent.
“The way you see the world is amazing, from the ordinary to today, by talking about democracy,” she said.
Gorman went on to become the first Los Angeles youth poet, and later the first youth patriotic poet. And while many heard her words for the first time today, Gorman had always believed in the power of poetry and youth to reach for divisions.
In her book, she wrote, “We know at least that poetry is powerful.” 2014 article For The Huffington Post. “Young people are powerful. Together, we are producing enough energy to change ourselves and the world.”
Keep reading to learn more about what is happening in Los Angeles today. And stay safe there.
What else do you need to know today
Before you go … what is even a raincoat?
In its simplest terms, it is “outerwear worn over the upper body” that varies “in length and shape according to style and usage.” (Thanks, Miriam Webster.) But between the naturally warm weather here in Los Angeles and the warmer winters due to climate change, many of us who live here have probably forgotten how to dress.
Yet they were there, in a dazzling assortment of colors and patterns, at the inauguration of Joe Biden yesterday as the 46th President of the United States.
So what is this strange dress and who won? A low-level battle of outerwear In yesterday’s socially distant celebrations?
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