The 22-year-old poet rose to international acclaim after she became the youngest person to perform a poem at a presidential inauguration, when she read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at Biden’s ceremony in January.
On Friday night, Gorman received support on social media for speaking out over the incident, with users thanking her for sharing her experience:
@TheAmandaGorman Walk tall & strong. You are not alone.
— State Senator Erika Geiss (SD06) (@State Senator Erika Geiss (SD06))
@TheAmandaGorman @mixography Amanda, I'm so sorry you went through that. It is not okay. Thank you for continuing t… https://t.co/C97DFXc8JN