You were the epitome of class, grace, strength. A bright beacon of light that shone across the world.
The inventor of words that make people think and feel.
A voice that comforted me, a young girl in a homeless shelter with a single mother. You taught me that anything is possible and that I will grow to be "phenominal"
Maya. Some call you doctor, some call you a legend, I call you Auntie Maya, though we never met. You were that to me and millions of little black boys & girls.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Rest in paradise.