Maya Angelou

I Made Myself Like Maya

Internationally renowned poet jessica Care moore reflects on Maya Angelou’s influence

The name of our site, The Undefeated, was inspired by a quote from poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou that begins, “You see, we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

We asked several poets and writers to reflect on the Meaning of Maya. Here, jessica Care moore attributes Maya Angelou for helping her find her confidence and her voice as a young woman.


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A late thank you to Dr. Angelou, Terrance Hayes

I Know Why the Caged Bird Stings, David Mills

A Shabty for Maya Angelou, Shonda Buchanan


This video was produced by Morgan Moody.