Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.
We come from 34 countries, many of which are rarely represented in a startup. We're single moms, widows, college professors, recovering addicts, Zen teachers, Fulbright scholars, and everything in between. 83% of our founding members and contributors are women. One of our mentors is 99 and was a close personal friend of Abraham Maslow, Martin Buber, and Erich Fromm.