Maya Angelou’s words hold a special place in my heart. I began my love of her work with the book “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” followed by many more, then her poetry brought light to some of the darkest parts of my youth. For which I will be forever grateful. I went on to see her dynamic spirit live in Toronto every time she came and recently enjoyed her wisdom on one of Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday episodes. She was brilliant. Sharp as a knife. And one helluva a woman. We lost an icon today, not just for women but for humanity. RIP Dr.Maya Angelou.