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A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: My Dance with Maya Angelou

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Cover of Maya Angelou You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise . –"Still I Rise" Maya Angelou Today we mourn the death of the esteemed poet, actor, singer, humanitarian, Dr. Maya Angelou .  I was saddened upon hearing of her death.  Dr. Angelou became a working mom before there was such a term. Like many, when I heard of her death I thought of how much her spirit, eloquence and poetry taught me.  She taught me to believe that the best part of me was left to be discovered. She taught me that greatness was achievable. And she made me believe that my thoughts were valuable enough to share.  She was one of a kind and irreplaceable. My Introduction to Maya Angelou Unlike many African American Women I don’t recall becoming acquainted with Dr. Angelou’s work until college.  I remember vividly where I was. I was attending rush for what became my sorority, Alpha Ka