Sure, Tom Brady was the Super Bowl MVP and President Joe Biden was sworn in on Inauguration Day, but we can agree that all eyes were on Amanda Gorman at both of these huge events. On Feb. 7, the 22-year-old poet from California honored three pandemic heroes in her piece, “Chorus of the Captains,” during the Super Bowl preshow, and we were once again in awe of her talent. Now, we’re putting aside our desires for Super Bowl championship merchandise to celebrate Team Amanda with one of her beautiful quotes adorned on a shirt.
Award-winning illustrator Gayle Kabaker teamed up with Silver Screen Designs and Vital Voices to design some empowering shirts and sweatshirts with Amanda’s words. “There is always light” is an unforgettable quote from her Inauguration Day poem that was felt through the entire nation, and it makes for an undeniably statement-making design. The back of the shirt says “Team Amanda” to let everyone know where your fandom really lies.
Vital Voices is a nonprofit organization that supports women determined to change the world, and they have worked with Amanda since 2015. Shop the “There Is Always Light” sweatshirt ahead, and check out Kate Bosworth, Bozoma Saint John, and Amanda herself rocking the merchandise ahead of the big game.