Giving voice to those demanding a place at the table.…
It doesn’t just hold; that’s ego.
At age 7, Dr. Maya Angelou stopped speaking after being sexually abused while living with her mother’s family, a time she later chronicled in her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her famous poem: Caged Bird. Shortly after the incident, she was sent to live with her paternal grandmother.
Despite being called an idiot by others because she wouldn’t talk, young Maya was always told otherwise by her grandmother.
In this video, Dr. Angelou reveals how she used her grandmother’s words to travel the world as a teacher and why she says love like that truly liberates.
Maya’s beloved “Mama” told her, she said:
“Sister, when you get – give. When you learn, teach.”
BONUS: Poet, author and living legend Dr. Maya Angelou explores the mysteries of her creative process, the power of words and how love liberates us all. In this revealing interview, Dr. Angelou opens up like never before as she describes the traumatic events of her childhood and the courage she found to overcome them.
4GGL thanks Oprah for this fabulous look inside genius!