“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
– Maya Angelou, American Writer and Activist (1928-2014)
Maya Angelou was one of America’s most influential and insightful writers. She managed to capture the experience of a young woman growing up in the 20th century, in particular a young, black woman who was inspired by the leading figures of the Civil Rights Movement; Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Through her writings, her poems and her autobiographies she became an internationally renowned spokesperson for both women and the African-American community.