10 Maya Angelou Quotes to Help You Rise

10 Maya Angelou Quotes to Help You Rise

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Maya Angelou is by far one of the most inspiring poets and civil rights activists in history. Her groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings cemented her status as a literary icon and earned her the honor of being the first African American bestselling female author.   Her career has been lined with honors, accolades, and recognition as her powerful writing—centered largely on identity, racism, sexism, family, and exploration—has struck a chord in audiences everywhere. Her words breathe a soothing message that hope and happiness is never unattainable. Here are ten quotes by Maya Angelou to brighten your day. 1. You may write me down …

This Maya Angelou Stamp Got It All Wrong

This Maya Angelou Stamp Got It All Wrong

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It’s a frustrating thing when someone insists you said something that you damn well know you didn’t… Or did you? Well, I’m sure many authors and movie stars would feel the same way considering how often they are misquoted.   In this case, we have the late and great Maya Angelou literally stamped with something she didn’t say. A year after she passed, the US postal service decided to honor the legendary writer and activist with an honorary postage stamp. It was adorned with her picture and a lovely quote:   Image Via Linn’s Stamp News   It’s nice, right? It’s …

5 Women Writers We Want On Our Banknotes

5 Women Writers We Want On Our Banknotes

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Britain have just unveiled their £10 note featuring the wonderful Jane Austen, who, 200 years after her death, is still charming readers worldwide. We’ve put together a list of the top five literary ladies we’d love to see grace the faces of America’s banknotes!   1. Dr. Toni Morrison   Image Courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica    Pioneer author and activist Toni Morrison is first on our list. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Morrison is an icon, an expert in her field, and one of America’s most revered writers.    Born on February …