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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Official blog of author, athlete, and IOC official, Ms. Anita DeFrantz.