Remembering Maya Angelou: Her Style, Edge and Poise

(Last Updated On: May 29, 2014)

In the words of Maya Angelou, “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”

Indeed, Dr. Angelou exemplified passion, compassion, humor and style. No matter if it was in the form of poetry, activism, acting, writing or femininity it did not go unnoticed.

From the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco to one of the most influential women in literary, Dr. Angelou was a woman of  great dignity, poise and individuality.  She will be remembered for her bold poems, unfailing love for her mother and son, her impact on the liberation of women and you can’t leave out her confident and timeless sense of style.

Check out the slide from her days of modeling and performing to her gracious book readings.