Her poetry and prose inspired generations with messages of hope and harmony. Her poise and gracefulness, the very definition of a phenomenal woman. As we say goodbye to Dr. Maya Angelou, ESSENCE editors share the 15 reasons why she is our inspiration.
“I love Maya Angelou because she was one of the most complete and fully realized artists of her time—there is nothing she couldn’t do: sing, dance, act, write, cook. This woman was just fierce on so many levels.” —Vanessa Bush, Editor-in-Chief, ESSENCE Magazine