Maya Angelou, 4 April 1928- 28th May 2014 (aged 86).
One of my biggest inspirations from then, from now, from always. RIP
‘Maya Angelou, you were an inspiration. Thank you for everything you have done for the creative world, and for inspiring me to write poetry. Thank you also for being an amazing woman, an amazing figure for all of us to be proud of, from being mute for five years as a child and working as a prostitute to make ends meet before making your name known in the world of poetry. I hope you’ll never be forgotten, but I know for sure you’ll never be forgotten in my mind.’ (D.Roberts)