Amanda Gorman meets Angelina Jolie

Poet Amanda Gorman talks about being included among the honorees at the Variety Power of Women event and wanting to become U.S. president in 2036. (Oct. 1)

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Angelina Jolie Honors Amanda Gorman in Passionate Speech: ‘May You Burn Fiercely and Light the Way’

Angelina Jolie celebrated poet Amanda Gorman while introducing her as an honoree at Variety’s Power of Women event presented by Lifetime. In her speech, Jolie passionately expressed the power and beauty of ‘the free mind of a thinking woman.’

Watch Amanda Gorman Recite Empowering New Poem ‘We Rise’ at Variety’s Power of Women Event

Amanda Gorman presented a new poem at Variety’s Power of Women event presented by Lifetime, in which the 23-year-old encouraged women to rise up and speak their truth and strength into power. Becoming the youngest ever person to speak at a presidential inauguration as National Youth Poet Laureate, Gorman is one of Variety’s 2021 honorees.

Power of Women: Amanda Gorman

Behind the scenes at Variety’s Power of Women shoot, Amanda Gorman discusses poetry, social justice, and her future presidential run.

Variety Uncovered presented by Lifetime

Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Talks About Her New Children’s Book

In January, Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet ever. Now she joins TODAY live to talk about her debut picture book, “Change Sings.” “I wanted to write a children’s book in which young readers can see themselves as real agents of change within the world,” she explains.

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Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Talks About Her New Children’s Book