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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
Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.
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