Dedication to misguided people talkin’ smack on mama Angelou

It’s their own inadequacies that they seek to blame, not hers. They are suffering on the inside with stolen dreams from childhood. Had to grow up too fast to survive. And like mama Lou said, “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” I triple dog dare them to try that on for size. Come up out ya heart see how you livin’. -Gracie
 
“I just read a post on Instagram that said, “Yesterday you all were twerking and posting half naked pictures and looking for your baby daddies. Suddenly today, you’re phenomenal women?”
I’m going to say the same thing here that I said there — YES. That is one of the most important lessons of Dr. Maya Angelou’s life. You can be ALL of yourself, stumble, fall, rise again and still be phenomenal.
If he’d read any of her books (or Wikipedia, for goodness’ sake), he’d know Maya Angelou was a stripper, madam and teenage mother before becoming a world renowned poet, teacher and writer. That woman LIVED!
Let’s stop the unrelenting policing of women’s choices under the guise of being “respectable”.
Live your life. Learn your lessons. Teach what you know. Leave everyone else to their own journeys.
That’s all any of us can do anyway.”

Direct Quote from L’Erin Asantewaa

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