One of my greatest inspirations is gone. Never got a chance to meet her, to talk to her, touch her, and thank her for the words that meant so much to me so many times in my life. Her words taught me a lot, not just as a writer, but as a woman. Her passing is a hard pill to swallow, but I am grateful for everything she was here to give.
I posted this last month for her birthday:
"I’m a "Granny’s Girl," so I was devastated when my grandmother passed. Maya Angelou’s words about losing her own grandmother were the only things that healed me. Her transparency, her work, her stories, her poetry, her smile have inspired me to be resilient, to grow, to love, and to never stop sharing my experiences with the world. She is definitely an earthly angel."