poet amanda gorman experience performing at the biden-kamala inauguration as the youngest inaugural poet!

Youngest Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman>

Youngest Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

by Muthoni Kimani January 27, 2021

American first national youth poet Amanda Gorman has revealed what her experience was like performing at the Inauguration and sitting next to the Obama's.

During the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 22-year-old wordsmith who inspired the world with her poetry skills performing "The Hill We Climb" during the Biden-Kamala inauguration painted a picture of what it's like sitting next to former President Obama and his wife, Michelle.

"I remember Michelle Obama, like being close and she kind of kept yelling at Barack, like 'stop hugging people. Stop getting close to people. And then when I was done, she kind of like pushed him out of the way and gave me the biggest warmest Michelle Obama hug."

Amanda also revealed that she gained millions of millions of followers in under 48hrs.

Even with all the excitement she had that day, it was not the first time she was meeting Mitchelle Obama; she had met her severally before her life-changing performance during the Inauguration.

"I have met Mitchelle a few times before, Not Barack, and whenever I met Mitchelle, I hope that she forgets meeting me because I just want a do-over. I just want a clean slate. Like, I just want to do it right this time. But she always remembers, and she's always great."

When Ellen asked Gorman what it is like to hug Mitchelle, she said "when I hug her, I'm so short. My forehead is like, in her belly button."

During the interview, the young poetry star reflected on her performance and how it had impacted her life. "I understand in some fashion that I was making history as the youngest Inaugural poet. I didn't know really what that history would look like or the impact it would have.

"I just remember finishing, going back to my holding room, and just swiping up on my Instagram, wondering what people are saying. My apps, my phone not functioning. Like all the apps I typically used had crashed. I couldn't look at my photos, anything like that, and I hadn't expected that." Amanda recalled.

Well in Amanda,Keep Winning!