As an African American female athlete, I've found inspiration in Maya Angelou's works of poetry that celebrate strength and perseverance in the face of adversity. Today, we honor her legacy and contributions to literature. Her powerful words have encouraged me to push past my own limits and to believe in myself, even when others have doubted me. Some of her most notable works, like 'Still I Rise,' 'Phenomenal Woman,' and 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' remind me that we all are capable of overcoming any obstacle to rise to greatness. During National Poetry Month, let's celebrate and honor Maya Angelou's spirit by sharing her words and inspiring others to never give up on their dreams.
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As an athlete, I know the importance of pushing yourself to be the best you can be. And as National Poetry Month begins, I'm reminded that poetry can inspire and motivate us just as much as sports can. So let's take a moment to appreciate the beauty and power of language, and celebrate the diverse voices of poets all around the world." - Anita
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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Today we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and all things Irish. Whether you're donning green, enjoying some traditional Irish cuisine, or just taking in the festivities, I hope you have a wonderful day. Let's all take a moment to appreciate the rich culture and history of Ireland, and remember the importance of community and togetherness during these challenging times. Sláinte! 🍀🇮🇪 #StPatricksDay #Ireland #IrishCulture #Community #Togetherness #Sláinte
Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.