Amanda Gorman is a young icon, but that didn’t stop her from being profiled by a security guard.
The inaugural poet took to Twitter on Friday night to share how she was followed by a security guard who said she “looked suspicious.”
A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because “you look suspicious.” I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat.
Amanda went on to add…
In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be. A threat and proud.
See her original post below.
This is an unfortunate reality for so many people of color.
In more positive news… Amanda Gorman excitedly shared she received the advanced copy of her forthcoming book, “The Hill We Climb.”
I held my first ever advanced copy of The Hill We Climb this week and still can’t believe it. I keep picking it up to remind myself that I’m not dreaming. So excited for this special edition to hit the shelves this March 30th, right in time for World Poetry Day. There’s still time to pre-order your own copy at the link in bio ✨????xo Amanda
[Order Your Copy: “The Hill We Climb“]
Congrats, young queen!