S2E02 – Rejecting Amanda Gorman

Show Notes

Overnight, Amanda Gorman became a household name. She is the youngest inaugural poet in American history, a National Youth Poet Laureate and a New York Times bestselling author. But before her Instagram followers jumped from 3,000 to 3,000,000, Gorman faced rejection and struggled with a debilitating speech impediment . Join us this week as we tell her inspiring story, from bullies and skeptics to Capitol Hill.

Major sources for this episode include:

1. Black Enterprise: Special Needs To A Harvard Freshman, 19-Year Old Amanda Gorman
2. The Crimson: Amanda Gorman Was Awarded For Her Poetry As The Nation’s First Ever Youth Poet Laureate
3. New York Times: A Young Poet’s Inspiration
4.
LA Times: How A 22-Year Old L.A. Native Became Biden’s Inauguration Poet
5. Moth GrandSLAM: Amanda Gorman “Roar”
6. Ted-Ed Student Talks: Using Your Voice Is A Political Choice | Amanda Gorman
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NPR: History Has Its Eyes On Us: Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration
8. You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton: Amanda Gorman

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Overnight, Amanda Gorman became a household name. She is the youngest inaugural poet in American history, a National Youth Poet Laureate and a New York Times bestselling author. But before her Instagram followers jumped from 3,000 to 3,000,000, Gorman faced rejection and struggled with a debilitating speech impediment . Join us this week as we tell her inspiring story, from bullies and skeptics to Capitol Hill.

Major sources for this episode include:

1. Black Enterprise: Special Needs To A Harvard Freshman, 19-Year Old Amanda Gorman
2. The Crimson: Amanda Gorman Was Awarded For Her Poetry As The Nation’s First Ever Youth Poet Laureate
3. New York Times: A Young Poet’s Inspiration
4.
LA Times: How A 22-Year Old L.A. Native Became Biden’s Inauguration Poet
5. Moth GrandSLAM: Amanda Gorman “Roar”
6. Ted-Ed Student Talks: Using Your Voice Is A Political Choice | Amanda Gorman
7
.
NPR: History Has Its Eyes On Us: Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration
8. You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton: Amanda Gorman

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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