i just got home to Brighton and my heart breaks to hear this devastating news. Maya Angelou is one of the human beings i´ve admired the most on this planet and i have spent many hours in her company reading and re reading her novels and poems. listening to her in conversation and pouring over youtube to hear her address audiences in her spicy speeches. to say she was an inspiration feels hollow – it´s not enough to describe the admiration and adoration held to the depths of my guts. her leadership, values, courage, sensuality, strength, humour and compassion are like no other. rest in perfect peace Maya, and thank you for all you did and what your legacy will continue to do.
Addition: A Maya special via OWN with feasts of goodness!
One of my greatest role models! Celebrating this wonderful woman! ✨🙏💝👑✨ Shared from @mhharriman 💞 thank you my friend for this photo and words! "Happy 86th Birthday to Dr. Maya Angelou! Dr. Angelou avoided celebrating her birthday for years after her friend, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on her 40th birthday in 1968. Instead, she and her friend Coretta Scott King would “meet or talk or send each other flowers.” She is shown here doing a little reading in her room before performing at New York’s Village Vanguard in the late 1950s. Photo: G. Marshall Wilson, Art.com" #happybirthday #mayaangelou #queen #inspiration