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Makhaila Anderson of Franklin, N.C., is a student in the James L. Knight School of Communication, which provides the Queens University News Service in support of local community news.
As a dancer, Charlotte Ballet’s Raven Barkley understands the power of gestures, symbols and movement. All literally guide her life's journey. She says the poetry of Amanda Gorman and the election of Kamala Harris as vice president show young people of color -- all people, really -- that they can dream big.