Some people love you so much, admire you so much, that they become jealous of you. All your good deeds become highlights of their own pit falls and at some point the only thing that makes them feel equal is to criticize anything they can about you. No matter how much you love people, it doesn’t matter if they don’t love themselves and as long as they don’t love themselves their feelings are in full control and sometimes that can be detrimental.
Maya Angelou, the original Phenomenal Woman, would’ve been 90 years-old today. Not only was she an iconic poet and author, she also was a civil rights leader. In this urgent moment of social activism, let’s remember what she so beautifully taught us: phenomenal black women will be seen and heard, and we will always rise to the occasion. #wewillrise
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