Oprah introduces Dr. Maya Angelou by telling a story of how Maya would ask people to leave her house if they were speaking negatively of others. Then, Maya herself expresses what words mean to her and the power they hold. She believes words are things. You must be careful about the words you use.
Maya Angelou speaks on the relationship between words and being a writer. She says, "The writer has to take these most known things and put them together in such a way that a reader, knowing those things, says 'I've never thought of it that way.'"
While Maya Angelou is best known for her poetry and civil rights activism, she was also a historian, author, song writer, dancer, singer, television producer, and performer. Listen in to learn about her life, plus hear a recitation of her poem, "Caged Bird".
Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life". Listen in as podcast host, Nathan Brammeier, reads the quote and discusses what it means to him and how he's applied to his own life.
Maya once said, "There is no greater agony than burying an untold story inside of you". Listen to this brief summary of Maya's life. Learn about her traumatic childhood, various challenges she faced in her adult life, a discussion of her works, and more.
Dr. Maya Angelou says that in order to be the best human being you can be, you must follow three simple words, "Just do right". Listen as Dr. Angelou reveals how you can never go wrong by doing what you truly believe in. Plus, find out why Dr. Angelou believes the world is getting better.