Such a phenomenal woman

Today the world lost an amazing poet and activist, Maya Angelou. I'm so saddened by this news. I have loved Maya's poem for a long time now and "Phenomenal Woman" is one of my favourite poems of all time. Such simple words expressing so much courage and strength. Such an empowering message!  I know Maya had to overcome so much pain, disappointment and adversity in her life. She was one phenomenal woman and she will be missed dearly. She was also one of my personal heroes.

I can't remember when exactly I came across this quote, but I remember cherishing it dearly because it reminded me to be strong during those difficult times of transition and change:

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

- Maya Angelou -

RIP Maya.