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.
“It made me beam with pride when my youngest sister hijacked our mom’s Facebook account last month to write on Dr. Maya Angelou’s wall. She said, “Excuse me Mrs. Angelou, I’m an 8-year-old, very smart, in third grade, and admire your work.” Even she knows the power of Dr. Maya Angelou’s words. —Charlise Ferguson, Partner’s Editor, ESSENCE.com