It would be uncanny not to reflect on this remarkable women MAYA ANGELOU. “I don’t ever feel I have no help. I’ve had rainbows in my clouds…prepare yourself so that you can be a rainbow for someone else clouds.”

Angelou’s story is well known to most. Raised in the segregated South, and coming of age during the civil rights era, Angelou is the author of seven autobiographies, including, most famously, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It’s one of the best-selling nonfiction books in publishing history—especially popular in middle-school and high-school classrooms tasked with educating its students about race in America. I first read Angelou when I was in the fifth grade growing up in Harlem And like so many American schoolchildren, I found her writing made an indelible mark on my understanding of our nation’s complicated history. Angelou stood apart from Shakespeare and Hemingway; she was elegant, poetic, and subtle—even when dealing with some of the darkest moments of her life.

Now I pass down Unparalleled writing & teachings books to my daughter and TEAM SFE, of Angelou powerful words and inspiring tactics! #stillirise

💋 Rashida xo


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