Phenomenal Woman or what Maya Angelou taught me about being a girl.

Her words hit me with brutal honesty mixed with love. In my head I heard her saying “child, you need to respect yourself first. You can sway those hips but only you control who’s grabbin’ a hold of ’em.”

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Revelry on the Crooked Path

Sometimes we lose people. People who give up on us because we didn’t follow the directions and who can’t see the remarkableness and beauty in the divergent. But we always, every time, arrive somewhere. We may arrive late and filthy, but we arrive strong and grinning.