Remembering Maya Angelou
The world’s greatest writers are never just that. Using the written word as their shovel, they dig deep into the most devastating and dazzling facets of our humanity and present their findings–namely, truth–in their most organic and compelling forms. Such is the case with poet, activist and philosopher Maya Angelou, who left this physical Earth on Wednesday. Throughout her 86 years, Angelou was exposed–and often victim–to a culture in violent flux. Wringing out sorrow, grief and hope in each of her works, Angelou’s words have presented themselves as a bedrock of inspiration and strength against a world that has shown over and over again just how fragile it really is. To commemorate such a force of nature, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Maya Angelou quotes and speeches and highly encourage you to check them out.