Mama Maya ✨

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“If you happen to be white in a white country; pretty according to the dictates of fashion; rich in a country where money is adored, it’s almost impossible to grow up and to grow up honest inside. It is almost impossible. Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. But to grow up, to take responsibility for the time you take up, and the space you occupy, to honor every living person for his or her humanity, that is to grow up.”

-Maya Angelou

What a woman. I always appreciate her wisdom and guidance (she is one of many ancestors i speak to on the regular).

Here’s a post i made about her way back when.

If you’re interested in my fave Maya books, you can also find a review on my ig “book club 📚” highlight.

And here’s a glorious picture that i haven’t seen before and it fills me with joy!
There’s nothing like this kind of feeling of Sisterhood… 💜

Left-to-right, front: Mari Evans, Susan Taylor, Oprah Winfrey. On the back row: Maya Angelou, Joan Sandler, Angela Davis, Eleanor Traylor, Amina Baraka. Howard Dodson appears behind Sandler and Davis. The women were laughing at Toni Morrison who was dancing one the occasion of her Nobel Party hosted by Angelou, 1994. Redmond photographed the event. courtesy Eugene B. Redmond and  SIUE/EBR African American Cultural Life .

Left-to-right, front: Mari Evans, Susan Taylor, Oprah Winfrey. On the back row: Maya Angelou, Joan Sandler, Angela Davis, Eleanor Traylor, Amina Baraka. Howard Dodson appears behind Sandler and Davis. The women were laughing at Toni Morrison who was dancing one the occasion of her Nobel Party hosted by Angelou, 1994. Redmond photographed the event. courtesy Eugene B. Redmond and SIUE/EBR African American Cultural Life.

…Of course she’s an Aries! ❤️


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