“I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition —
about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive.”
— Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou stands out a strong, resilient woman. Her works reveal her struggles, her resilience, and her ability to find hope in some of the most desolate of circumstances. We highlight Maya Angelou in our Profiles of Resilience series because her works are full of wisdom and her life serves as a great example to help kids and teens learn how to become more resilient.