She also speaks about Maya Angelou, the internationally-acclaimed poet, author and civil rights icon, who passed away at the age of 86. Maya has been described as one of the most inspiring women that ever lived.
She was honored with more than 50 awards, including America’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for her collected works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, most notably her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, which made history as one of the first nonfiction best-sellers by an African-American woman.
President Barack Obama called her “one of the brightest lights of our time—a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman.”
Her last tweet read:
“Listen To Yourself And In That Quietude You Might Hear The Voice Of God”.
Maya, in more ways than one represented the concept of womanhood and she inspired many women to be the best they can ever be.