Tag: Maya Angelou

What happened, Miss Simone?

Nina Simone is able to stand upon a shadowed stage, take in all light and then return that luminescence to her audience in opulent, pulsating rays. At other times and with no seeming reluctance she rejects the audience, rejects their physical fact, rejects their loyalty, rejects their devotion. What formed this puzzle? What further convolutes this complexity? “America!”

Gobbets from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings

It is common knowledge that Maya Angelou is a great writer. After years of owning a set of her memoirs, I finally decided to read her. The book,…

Phenomenal Woman. I Celebrate You. Always.

To be surrounded by phenomenal women at any point in one’s life is an amazing experience. To be surrounded by them all your life – that is the…

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