Dear Black Woman,

I appreciate you for being innately a giver, I vow to never take more than is needed nor more than what is given.

If you bare fruits, I know that those are yours to delegate and solely your own.

Black woman today you can know that your value is intrinsic and the way you express that is your way to give it to the world. So your looks, voice, craft, and most importantly you as a complete person is a blessing…

Maya Angelou (/ˈænəl/ ( listen);[1][2] born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.[3] Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

Maya is an infinite pillar, she has been immortalized as a true life changing woman. After reading about her as a lover of poetry, her life engulfed me. It made me realize that some of the most beautiful souls endure the harsh realities and choose to be gentle. Yet in her gently wrapped delivery was powerful and meaningful moments, memoirs, and messages. Maya taught us to be our unapologetic self in the midst of all that is around us. Living and embodiment of womanhood, she lived many lives from being a sex worker to a stage actress and a social civil rights reformist. Her silence and words both bring perspective. She may be the prototype to any different vision of woman you may see. Showing that womanhood had no limits.

Writer, poet, professor, journalist, actress, producer, director, activist, influencer…

All external titles but ultimately she is and will always remain….