Maya Angelou: A Poet and Hero to Remember

A tribute to an amazing poet, author and social activist, Maya Angelou. Her passing is a reminder of the shortness of life, as well as the powerful influence one woman’s life has had on the world. Rest in peace, Maya.

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Remembering Poet Maya Angelou Rest well, Maya Angelou. Photo Source: By Talbot Troy (originally posted to Flickr as Maya Angelou) [CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons It was difficult to read the headline this morning of the passing of American poet Maya Angelou. She has been a personal literary hero for many years now, as part of a select group of authors I look up to. She truly spoke words that made me stop and ponder about life, as well as helping me to realize that female poets can achieve so much.

Poems of Maya Angelou

While she may be best known for her book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” I can’t say enough how much her poetry has resonated with me. Here two of my favorite poems from her:

My top pick for her poems is Awakening in New York. It captures the city of New York so well and the line…

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How UChic is helping young women in school to succeed

UChic for women

UChic is helping young ladies to smile. Photo via ericmcgregor, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr

UChic is an inspiring startup for women, deserving of the spotlight for the work it is doing. Its focus is on helping young women in high school and college. While many businesses focus on women after graduation, UChic recognizes that assisting women in achieving their educational and career dreams can start right now while they’re still in school. And so, that’s exactly the work that the business is doing!

Based in Kansas City, MO, UChic was founded by Christie Garton, the current CEO. UChic reaches out to young ladies ages 15-22, in several ways. Firstly, there’s its website, which offers a quality resource area full of blog posts and tips for the young women. The posts Continue reading