There’s A Lesson In Dr. Maya Angelou’s Past As A Sex Worker

The not-so-secret life of Maya Angelou


maya-angelou-youngNational best selling author, genius, icon for the civil rights and feminist movements, Dr. Maya Angelou, has been hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. Her death shook me to the core. I knew the 86-year-old was sick, but in my mind, Dr. Angelou was a hero and heroes never die.

Headlines flooded my timelines, praying for Dr. Angelou to RIP, young photos of her littered Instagram and collectively, the world paid their respects to the fallen icon. But when people started bringing up Maya Angelou’s past as a sex worker, I was immediately annoyed.

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Blogger, Peechington Marie of asked, “So why is it very few of us know she was a sex worker? Why is it, even in her death, as in her life, it’s such a guarded secret? Why was this secret…

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