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We are passionately in love with Maya Angelou and her wisdom, caring, and love.
Continue to be who you are means dig deep within and get to the core of your true Self.
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Happy #springequinox 🐝🌼 I've been anxiously awaiting the end of winter, but then I realized that I hadn't taken the time to reflect on myself since last year. With that being said, here's the next pick for #womenshistorymonth Maya Angelou 💕
"Last year changed its seasons
subtly, stripped its sultry winds
for the reds of dying leaves, let
gelid drips of winter ice melt onto a
warming earth and urged the dormant
bulbs to brave the
pain of spring.
We, loving, above the whim of
time, did not notice.
Alone. I remember now."
-- In Retrospect (49)
When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else. Some decide that happiness and glee are the same thing, they are not. When we choose happiness we accept the responsibility to lighten the load of someone else and to be a light on the path to another who may be walking in darkness. #happyacts#mayaangelou
Maya Angelou, an American Poet and Civil Rights Activist. #mayaangelou#strength
Her poetic masterpiece - And Still I Rise.
I shall aptly reference and dedicate Maya Angelou's poem to my cousin sister Serene Martin because she is awesome like that.
And Still I Rise
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Remember last week’s viral tweet of #MayaAngelou scolding a girl for using her first name? We found the girl 30 years later! Click link in bio for my interview with Kim Watts, and click through the photos to see what she looks like today. Thanks to @PrinceCharmingP for making it happen!
Letters of Love was an idea born in 2019 by @kittyshyla aimed at spreading smiles to orphan children through a handwritten letter. The aim to become a youth-led international non-profit organisation based out of the Trinidad that offers psychosocial support to orphan children through handwritten letters while creating a globally aware, empathetic citizenry of young philanthropy. #love#charity#hope#letters#mayaangelou
Millions of women have shaped our history and continue to shape our world. Their stories and quotes encourage us, motivate us, inspire us. The women who came before us have faced overwhelming situations, felt fear, anger, love, insecurity, etc. They’re just like us!
No matter what state of mind you’re in, know that someone has probably been in that same place. Sometimes just knowing we’re not the first person to feel something, inspires us. Knowing we’re not alone can comfort us, ground us; makes us feel normal.
Check out these sage words from women who’ve been there—no matter what you’re feeling.
If you're feeling unmotivated😐 “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
If you're feeling overwhelmed 😰 “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – #JudyGarland
If you're feeling inadequate🤭 ”If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” – #mayaangelou
KEEP FOLLOWING US THIS WEEK FOR MORE #inspirationalquotes for #strongwomen who've been there.😘
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Dr. Maya Angelou is a woman known for her phenomenal (no pun intended) poetry, literature, and other creative arts. She was also a prominent civil rights activist and spent much of her life advocating for the strength and abilities of African Americans and women. What you may not know, is that she also had a disability.
Maya’s early life in St. Louis was fraught with tragedy and trauma, most notably a rape by her mother’s boyfriend who, after she spoke up, was convicted, released, and murdered, for which Aneglou blamed herself. After that point she had an anxiety disorder called selective mutism in which a child will not speak, or is uncomfortable speaking, in a given situation and it is often directly linked to trauma. Angelou did not speak a word for five years. However, it was during that period of silence and anxiety that Angelou often credited with transforming her love of literature, with astonishing results. She became a woman known for her beautiful and poignant use of words and often performed readings of her works live. She went on to publish numerous books and awards, earn over 50 honorary degrees, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 and the Literarian Award in 2013. Her words and life have been inspirational to generations of people and will continue for generations to come.
How have Angelou’s works influenced you? Let us know the comments!
Photo: Bridgette Lancombe via https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/09/postscript-maya-angelou
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A 30-year-old interview of Dr. Maya Angelou was posted on Twitter today and it sparked the latest online debate: Should you always address someone you don’t know with a formal prefix like “mister” or “ms”? Or is that a thing of the past? Let us know below 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
"CHANGE ISN'T ALWAYS BAD"
For some reason, phrases like, “I never changed” & “I’ve always been the same,” are popular in today’s society. It’s as if never evolving as an individual is an honorable trait to have.
Often, we distinguish the choices our friends make as betrayal, as we fail to discern whether the changes they make are what’s best for them. If we’re not careful, our judgment may prevent the very friends we love from evolving.
We can’t hold people accountable for the decisions WE think are best for them; that’s not our job. Our job is to support them. We also can’t let our friends guilt us into being the same people we always have been for their sakes.
The truth is that sometimes, you must do what’s best for you. If that comes at the expense of a “friend,” it just means he or she was not your friend in the first place.
A testament of a true friendship is not only the ability to accept someone for who he or she is, but for the person he or she is destined to become.