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Maya Angelou and You – Phenomenal Women — 43 Comments

  1. Maya was an amazing woman and writer. She will be missed but thankfully her work will be around for generations to enjoy.

  2. Maya Angelou was an amazing woman. She was very inspirational and definitely a motivation for women everywhere!

  3. I love this poem. It really defines who we all should seek to be. Great women, who know our worth and am not afraid to let the world know that we’re great! Great post!

  4. Dr. Angelou’s work was one of the first things that I read that opened up a part of me that I had no idea was even there. I cried real tears when I heard of her passing yesterday, because I felt like I knew her through her writing. I have too many favorite pieces of hers to list. She was a gift to this world, and I am so, so very thankful for her and the way she shared her truth and her words with us.

  5. I was so sad when I heard of her passing. She was an amazing woman.

  6. I’ve always enjoyed reading Maya Angelou’s work. She was an inspiration to many. She will be missed.

  7. I was in total disbelief. Have a hard time believing such a legendary, uplifting, amazing woman has gone. She’s left an incredible legacy that serves as a true source of inspiration and motivation for me.

  8. I have heard about Maya Angelou for years, she has touched many lives and inspired many people. She will be missed.

  9. Maya’s passing is a big loss in the world. She was such a powerful women in the kindest of ways. She really is a phenomenal woman.

  10. I heard it too, I think i seen it on yahoo’s headline news. She’s not familiar to me but I pray for her families strength in this trying times.

  11. If more people were like Maya, the world would be a better place. She certainly contributed a lot during her life!

  12. Never heard of her but sorry to hear about her passing. So nice to see or read stories of women like her who are such an encouragement to everybody especially to us women.

  13. I was touched by her death too. What a wonderful lot of contributions she made though, while she was alive!

  14. It is really sad news to hear of the death of Maya
    Angelou… Though she’s already dead, her legacy will live on. She is one of
    the reasons I believe that the “pen is mightier than the sword”.

  15. She was so amazing! The world was definitely blessed to have her and her presence!

  16. Reading that poem does some sparking, that’s for sure. She was an extraordinary soul.

  17. She was such a gifted writer and storyteller. She will live on through her work!

  18. She was a inspirational woman. I just read he quote about how people remember how you made them feel and it is so true.

  19. So sad to hear of her passing. Such a lovely woman who was so passionate about life.

  20. I cannot believe she has passed. She is a true role model and will be missed by many.

  21. Maya Angelou’s passing is such a loss to the world. What a phenomenal woman and an inspiration

  22. Love your piece! Pretty sure the majority of us in this society (including me) struggle with self image. RIP Maya.

  23. It was with sadness that I heard of the passing of Maya Angelou-she was certainly one of the greats. Her poetry and writings did much to bring woman to the realization that all women are great, no matter their size, color etc. Just knowing that I am me-apologetically- sparks the phenomenal woman attitude in me.

  24. I am sad to hear of her passing, but very happy she made her mark on the world. I wish more people nowadays shared her literature. Maybe this will spark a renaissance.

  25. Maya Angelou was one of the best (and as I described her to a colleague this morning, she was one of the good ones.) It’s sad to hear of her passing. She’s truly an inspiration.

  26. I was saddened to learn of her passing. She was truly inspiring.

  27. She was a great woman and an inspiration to so many really sad to hear of her passing.Thank you for sharing this poem.

  28. I was so sad to hear about her passing. She was always on Reading Rainbow when I was a kid.

  29. What a great woman she was, and how lucky we were to have had her for this long. I was saddened to read of her passing this morning.

  30. That is a beautiful poem. I hadn’t read it before! Thank you for sharing. Maya was an inspiration to many.

  31. This is my favorite poem. I first read it in my teens and now I read it to my daughter. Maya Angelou will truly be missed.

  32. I heard about her passing today and was saddened to hear it. She was an amazing woman!

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