"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
"Life is cumulative."
She has some pretty outdated views on gender though. When i saw her speak at a lecture in North Carolina a lot of her views seemed somewhat old fashioned. This made me wonder if her message about race has been taken on board and advanced in popular culture to the extent that we; as a society, are now past some of what she has to say.