Sierra Leone Anderson, 2023 Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

July 1, 2023

Congratulations to former Get Lit Player Sierra Leone Anderson, awarded by the YPL selection committee the title of Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles!

Sierra Leone joined our program after taking a Get Lit class at GALA Middle School with Ms. Knopfler and discovering her love for Spoken Word poetry. After years of participating in the Classic Slam, Sierra Leone became a Get Lit Player in 2021 and has been lighting up stage and screen with her poetry ever since. Her writing, which explores the multitudes of American identity, Black life, and teenage girlhood, has been featured on USA Today, Archewell Foundation, and the Kelly Clarkson Show–to name a few!

We’re so proud of Sierra Leone and her amazing accomplishment!

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