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  • Diana A.V. DaPontes

    RIP Maya Angelou. Poet, Educator and Civil Rights Advocate Dr. Maya Angelou, 86, dies… Dr. Maya Angelou, writer of the classic autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” has died. She was 86 years-old. Her death comes days after cancelling her appearance at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards luncheon, where she was to be honoured. We’re told she was found unresponsive inside her Winston-Salem home. Angelou was a renowned poet, historian and civil rights advocate. As an actress and ...

  • Christine St.Vil

    Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou – Why I Rise #HonoringMaya #MayaAngelou #StillIRise #video

  • A. Irie

    Rest in Paradise #MayaAngelou {Ashia: #MyBeloved I will miss you so. I admired and loved you as much as I could someone I didn't personally know. I'm happy for you and celebrate your #homecoming. You are where you belong now....with the #angels and #divinespirits. May your soul #rise to the heavens above in pure happiness. Rise one last time. Your words will remain in our hearts forever and continue to change and inspire #generations. Bye my love, my loving elder."}

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"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou

We must support each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike. ~ Maya Angelou

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If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. - Maya Angelou

Because Sometimes A Little Inspiration Goes A Long Way - 34 Pics

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

As a kid I loved finding the cocoons of what was a common butterfly ~ The Emperor Gum Moth ~ Knowing but never actually seeing a butterfly emerge from one of them.

As President Obama said when he presented Dr. Maya Angelou with the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom, "By holding on even amid cruelty and loss, and then expanding to a sense of compassion, an ability to love – by holding on to her humanity, she has inspired countless others who have known injustice and misfortune in their own lives."

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.