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How to Celebrate Amanda Gorman Without Being Weird About It

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In a presidential inauguration ceremony that solidified the end of a bitter four years, and that saw the swearing in of America’s first Black — and female and South Asian and non-White, period—vice president, it was the Black 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman who stole the show.

Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in history, offered an invocation to optimism that…




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Kelli María Korducki

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Writer, editor. This is where I post about ideas, strategies, and the joys of making an NYC-viable living as a self-employed creative.

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