Maya, oh Maya, how could you leave?

We all have heard why the caged bird sings. We’ve read the stories, the poems, the life changing bits of wisdom. When this woman came into the world no one expected what a Phenomenal Woman she would become, what Phenomenal Women we would all become. We know something in her stirred our imaginations. It was a special relationship, she opened her soul to us, for the world to see. It was from her that I felt the inspiration, the drive to write. Through her words she fostered two generations of women who became writers, she inspired the rich and the famous alongside the poor and downtrodden. She changed our world and will be loved for it.

She came from nothing and became more than she ever imagined. R.I.P. Dr. Maya Angelou, you will be missed more than you will ever know.

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