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.
“Her versatility — at various points in her life she was a dancer, singer, actress, memoirist, poet, director, etc. She showed that the possibilities for Black women are boundless.” —Dawnie Walton, Deputy Editor, ESSENCE Magazine.