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I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her. She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.

#RIP #MayaAngelou


#RIPMayaAngelou 🙏

No doubt about it, She left this world extremely satisfied with herself. She has been & will continue to be one of the most influential people to ever grace this planet. She lives on through her work & accomplishments. #ripmayaangelou #ripmargueriteannJohnson


I've learned so much from her writings, her wisdom, her life that I can't express it in words... #mayaangelou #ripmayaangelou #poetry #poet #writer #teacher #wisdom


May your beautiful Soul rest In peace 1928-2014 thank you for your inspiration. #ripmayaangelou

#RIPMayaAngelou 👼

Throughout her 86 years she has endured heartache & pain, enjoyed triumphs & accomplishments, received awards & accolades from dignitaries around the world. She has left a mark for generations to come. Mother, poet, author, and activist are but a few of the hats she wore. She will truly be missed😢 #RIPMayaAngelou 4/4/1928-5/28/2014 #weremember #restinheaven #pioneer #phenomenalwoman