birdcage-1436117_1280Maya Angelou was a regular woman who experienced racism, sexism, who struggled as a single mother, who worked out to overcome poverty, was sought higher education. Many of us that related to Maya on a human level. Her story is relatable to many of us.

She turned to writing and public speaking to speak up about struggles and injustices. Through her writing and public speaking, she inspired people gender and race discrimination. Something that many of us are still working for overcome.

I am one who loves history beyond what is thought in schools. There is a world of inspiration people who have come before us and inspires us to pick up where they left off. Who shows us that one voice can make a difference. That everyone can stand up and speak up.

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was a woman like many others, a good person who decided that her voice mattered and hoped that she could make a difference. She is a great role model.

“People will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Books to read:

  • Even the stars look lonesome
  • Gather together in my name
  • I know why caged birds sing
  • Phenomenal Woman
  • The heart of a woman

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou