February may be coming to a close, but we will continue to celebrate and learn from Black history makers, no matter what month it is.
By News Desk
Today, we celebrate the stories of two young women:
Kheris Rogers is a 15-year-old fashion designer who created a clothing line and anti-bullying movement called Flexin’ In My Complexion after being teased at school for her skin color. She started her fashion business when she was just 10 years old, and later became the youngest designer to show at New York Fashion Week. Miss Rogers says the three most important things she’s learned are the value of education, inclusion, and self-love.
Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer, cum laude graduate of Harvard University and native of Los Angeles. Undeterred by the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, just two weeks later, she delivered her inspiring poem “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Miss Gorman had a speech impediment as a child but never saw it as a crutch, rather a source of strength. Her new collection entitled “Call Us What We Carry” is out now.
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