Amanda Gorman has long been planning her run for president. The 23-year-old poet covers WSJ. Magazine‘s Fall Women’s Fashion Issue, and reveals that she’s been eyeing the country’s highest office since she was 11, when a teacher jokingly suggested the idea.
“You’re right,” she recalls telling the teacher who said that she should run. “That’s exactly what I’m going to do.”
Gorman plans to run in 2036 and has made no secret of her aspiration in interviews. In preparation for the run, Gorman has also made sure to carefully curate what she posts on social media.
“I think to make the impossible more proximate, you have to treat it as if it’s in reaching distance,” the Harvard alum explains of her decision to be open about her plans.
As for her platform, Gorman tells the outlet that she’s committed to issues of climate change, sexual assault and human trafficking.
While she’s optimistic about what she can bring to the table, Gorman isn’t blind to the difficulties of the job.
“I’ve always understood the potential of the presidency or political office to both be terrific and also toxic and terrible,” she says.
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SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight, Paige Gawley