Dr Maya Angelou

Award winning author, poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou passed away today.  Who she was is best explained in her own words:

“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.” — from “Phenomenal Woman,” first published in 1978

May her sweet soul rest in peace knowing the impact she has had on the world.  Read more about the life and times of Dr Angelou here.

young maya angelou

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