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.
“In her lifetime she was described as a dancer, singer, actress, author and poet. In her 70’s she added cookbook author when she published Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes. Not many of us can boast the same. Dr. Angelou was a true renaissance woman.” —Yolanda Sangweni, entertainment editor, ESSENCE.com