As I’m typing this, I’m literally in tears. Maya Angelou, poet, author, civil rights activist, director, educator, speaker, performer, every woman, has passed away today at the age of 86.
Angelou was found unresponsive by her caretaker this morning.
Angelou had been reportedly battling health problems. She recently canceled a scheduled appearance of a special event to be held in her honor.
She has received over 50 honorary degrees and was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
Rest in peace, Maya.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel- Maya Angelou