Very thoughtful and inspiring post about Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou’s words, written and spoken have had a profound effect on my life, and now doubt they will continue to.
As a young mixed race girl, confused with identity it was Maya’s words that helped me understand myself as I grew from child, to adolescent to young adult and the woman I am now. The poem that is my go back too when the doubt sneaks into my consciousness, and out who I am and how I am perceived, more by myself than others is her poem phenomenal woman.
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.
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
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