The grand, the great, the beautiful Maya Angelou is gone. We are richer that she walked this way as this obituary makes so very, very clear.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mama Maya — for living every chapter of your life with dignity and for teaching the rest of us that our stories matter, no matter how dark, no matter how tinged with tragedy, and that we too can weave the experiences of our lives into a beautiful tapestry.
We bid you goodnight.
PHOTOGRAPHY (top) BY UNKNOWN via @Rihanna on Twitter and (middle and bottom) BY TAYLOR JEWELL for Vogue
PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.