Maya Angelou. I can't even begin to explain how much her words inspire me, how much they move me. She speaks directly to my heart, calms the seas and quiets the storms. She's given me my mantra for life... "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it". Soul sister x NdS
After I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was hailed as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. Angelou is one of the most honored writers of her generation, is a member of the Harlem's Writers Guild, and has been honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups.
Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet.
I have a old soul. Poetry, art, music and history moves me. I have a passion for literature and art. I admire the elderly and often times I feel like I connect better with them then my own peers. I enjoy learning about the past to better my future.
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,” by Maya Angelou