Margaret Daramola is the newly assigned Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia. With this role, she will perform at official events and promote the art of poetry in the commonwealth and beyond for the next two years.
Margaret Daramola is a writer, spoken word artist and public speaker. Her work ranges through various topics, from human rights to the experiences of the African diaspora. She raised in Switzerland, where she began writing at an early age. Margaret has performed poetry at notable events such as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the African Union, and the inauguration of Hampton University's 13th President.
Her first book, A Pathway Through Survival, was ranked #1 on Amazon's Hot New Releases in two categories and is currently studied by high schoolers in Switzerland. The book is a collection of poems that highlights the process of healing using topical themes such as falling in love, losing love, forgiving others and forgiving oneself.
Margaret graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Minor in History. Her awards include the prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and the Student Poet Initiative award.
THE GLOBAL AWARENESS CONFERENCE
Margaret Daramola was one of the invited panelists to speak at The Global Awareness Conference at Hampton, Virginia.
Young Activists for social change - Margaret Daramola was invited alongside scholars, professors politicians and other activists to share poetry and speak at Medicus Mundi's annual conference.
DIASPORA TV AND SRF
Featured in Switzerland's National Television, Margaret Daramola hosted a Talk Show with Diaspora TV's team on the theme of Integration and Public Health.