Maya Angelou died today.  

I will miss her strong presence on the planet, this woman who was larger than life…  

Who walked her talk  

Who made us laugh and weep  

Who inspired us constantly…

Dr. Maya Angelou was a role model and symbolic mother to countless motherless women, including myself.

Thank you, Maya, for the many gifts you gave us, not the least of which was the reminder to honor our potential.

“What is a fear of living?  It’s being preeminently afraid of dying.  It’s not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness.  The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy.  If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.”

We love you, Maya, now and forever…