Spotlight: Amanda Gorman

Inaugural poet. National Youth Poet Laureate. Harvard graduate. It is an impressive list for a 24-year-old, but Amanda Gorman’s accolades do not begin or end there. She is one of my favorite role models and a source of inspiration for poets and girls everywhere. Plus, we share the same name! A Woman of Many HatsContinue reading “Spotlight: Amanda Gorman”

Yes, I Have a Favorite Chapter in My Book

Poetic Potential was one of the biggest passion projects I have ever undertaken. There was something about the mix of science and anecdotes, fact and opinion, that made this book so meaningful to me. Through three sections of healing, empowerment, and activism, I wove my own stories together with others’ and found solace in differentContinue reading “Yes, I Have a Favorite Chapter in My Book”

Importance of Poetry

Being a poet isn’t seen as a glamorous title – more of a struggle-to-pay-the-bills, get-a-real-job kind of title. In the face of global crises, however, it is very obvious that poetry has been resurfacing as an important part of people’s lives. For myself, I’ve realized that poetry has four main functions that I know areContinue reading “Importance of Poetry”