Instead of mourning Maya Angelou today, let’s celebrate her! Let’s be inspired by her courage, authenticity, and wisdom. Let’s allow that to challenge us to craft legacies that rival hers in their depth. Let’s be people who, like Maya, light the world with the unique gifts we’ve been given.
She encouraged me and so many other young women to write our stories, tell our truths, and as she said, “grab life by the lapels.” I am grateful to have lived during the same time as a woman who made such a valuable contribution to the arts.
May she rest in peace.