Loved this post by Sue Shanahan and wanted to share it with the readers of Women Making Strides. Maya was truly a leader in her own life (and that of others!) and she was a woman who used her talents to better the world.
“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” ― Maya AngelouDr. Maya Angelou passed away peacefully on May 28th. She was a poet, memoirist, performer, educator, activist and mother. In 1982, when she took on a professorship at Wake Forest University, she knew she had come home. To her surprise she discovered she hadn’t become a writer who taught but was now a teacher who wrote. And teach she did. Many of us were introduced to her by Oprah Winfrey. Oprah took joy in sharing the life lessons she learned from her mentor. Today, many of those insights roll off my tongue. Whomever I quote them to invariably thinks I’m brilliant. Of course, I have to confess those wise words didn’t originate with me. I can only accept credit for being smart enough for taking Maya as my own. “We are more alike than…
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Thank you for sharing this.