I love seeing people in their natural element. No partitions. No airs. No filters. This is one of my favorite pictures of one of my favorite writers, Maya Angelou.
Growing up, I read a lot. My favorite books were written by great authors like Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary and Astrid Lindgren. It never even dawned on me as a kid that black people wrote books. That's until I read "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings." I remember reading the author's bio. Her picture was included too. Her name was Maya...she was pretty, smart and she wrote books.
I thought that was THE coolest thing ever!