Angelina Jolie hit a touching and powerful tune on Thursday night, featuring national youth poet winner Amanda Gorman DiversityRespect for women’s power.
Superstar director, actor and humanitarian Beverly Hills attended the celebrations to pay tribute to Gorman, the lifelong presenter with daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt কবি the poet who captivated the country at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.
“The young lady of grace, who set foot on the stage fearlessly on the opening day. Not just the youngest, the strongest voice we can ask for in that moment. The Amanda we see today may seem like she has jumped into our era, fully formed, to summon our better angels. But there was an Amanda that we didn’t see, ”Jolie said.
“A little girl with a speech impediment. In his own words, ‘a buck-toothed, kinky-haired, speechless 7-year-old.’ Scribbling in his journal, school bus and park benches. Wrestling with language, confused with meaning and rhyme, discovers its own dictionary. All those thoughts and moments of creation have falsified the indomitable woman you see today, ”Jolie said.
Jolie applauded Gorman’s ability to put his words together in large numbers and express them in large numbers, saying that if anyone could “bring people to the streets” with their words at this critical moment, it would be warm.
“So in addition to celebrating your incredible success, Amanda, we respect you 7-year-old, and every other girl who considers herself an outsider, when she’s just coming into her own,” Jolie said. “Many girls have made progress in their lives – through poverty, disrespectful words, tight fists or the steel of a gun. How many Amandas are hiding in Afghanistan? Them Journal, waiting to see They Will I be allowed to go to school? As if a woman has the right to decide what she can or cannot do with her own mind and body.
Jolie, who walked the carpet with Gorman and Zahra, commented that “there is nothing more beautiful, challenging and more volatile than a free-thinking woman. That’s why so much effort has been put into her.”
After a round of applause on that note, Jolie concludes by saying: “Those who have the power of freedom of speech – the weapon of freedom of speech – must unite those who don’t. You need that light in the dark like Amanda. You burn brightly, and light the way for others.”