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Literacy

Women Who Read Succeed: Gabrielle Gorman

March is Women’s History Month. At Lexplore, we will highlight the achievements of several women in a variety of fields, focusing on those whose journeys have been influenced by technology and literacy.

At first blush, Gabrielle Gorman might be identified as the twin sister of Amanda Gorman, the Youth Poet Laureate who recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the Biden-Harris inauguration in January 2021.  Gabrielle has her own impressive share of accolades and interests. 

At 23 years old, her titles include filmmaker, poet, activist, web-series host, and news editor.  She has won awards in all these categories.  Gabrielle uses her skills and expertise in digital storytelling to promote positive change.  In her young life, she has taken advantage of many opportunities in a variety of related fields, always combining art with purpose.  In 2016 at the age of 18, Gabrielle was named one of seven top filmmakers in the US by the National YoungArts Foundation. She became one of sixty artists in the nation nominated to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, the highest honor awarded to American artistic youth.

Her mother is a 6thgrade English teacher who provided her children with a foundation for the love of reading and writing.  Both Gabrielle and Amanda had speech impediments but neither let that get in the way of their goals, even as public speakers.

We honor Gabrielle Gorman for exemplifying the importance of reading, writing, activism, and technology.