ICON SPOTLIGHT: DR. MAYA ANGELOU

ICON SPOTLIGHT: DR. MAYA ANGELOU

 Born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St Louis, Missouri, she was rendered mute for seven years after being sexually assaulted as a child by her mother's boyfriend, devoting herself to reading and falling in love with literature after it gave her the courage to rediscover her voice and overcome the trauma.   Still I Rise   You may write me down in history  With your bitter, twisted lies,  You may trod me in the very dirt  But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St Louis, Missouri, she was rendered mute for seven years after being sexually assaulted as a child by her mother's boyfriend, devoting herself to reading and falling in love with literature after it gave her the courage to rediscover her voice and overcome the trauma.

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: MARGARET ATWOOD

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: MARGARET ATWOOD