A young Maya Angelou Via Vintage Black Glamour on Tumblr
What a life, what a legacy – what an inspiration she has been to me throughout my life through her books, various memoirs, poetry, quotes, pearls of so much wisdom speeches, interviews…I mean when she spoke I had to stop and listen.
Thank you Ms. Angelou. Godspeed to a phenomenal woman.
Often, when I feel blue, a bit low and discouraged on days when I’m still taking verbal attacks online and around just for being me – for simply living my life knowing there are those who don’t wish me well ..I go to this for inspiration. Still I Rise!
“I like to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out there and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou
I thought of this while watching all of the ladies perform at the Superbowl yesterday. It’s always cool to see anyone achieving and going beyond their dreams; man, woman, girl or boy – young or old.
As an artist however, I felt especially proud, like a big sister, yesterday watching the diversity of each artist on the big stage at the Super Bowl 48. The soulful ‘America The Beautiful’ with Jennifer Hudson (made me teary, singing with the Sandy Hook Children’s Chorus; understanding the connection of the personal tragedies due to senseless gun violence to both), Alicia Keys singing at the piano for ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ the dynamite entertainment force of Beyonce’s halftime performance; also using the moment to show her sisterhood with Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams reuniting Destiny’s child’s for the occasion.
Each of the artists – kicking ass in their own distinct way. Simply fabulous!
I can relate. Grab the lapels of life and kick ass – yes indeed!