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Its OK not to be OK – what I learnt from Maya Angelou

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I read “Why the caged bird sings” at a very young age, probably around 13 years old. I remember the extreme range of emotions that I felt while reading it; a lot of which I didn’t fully understand given its graphic content. But I do remember the feeling of amazement – how had she managed to survive those things and still be able to write about it? 
As with most teenagers, I thought that i had it the worst, that my Mum was the strictest, that I had the biggest problems. This didn’t change after I finished reading Maya Angelous book, but it did put things in perspective for me and it did teach me one fundamental lesson – its OK not to be OK, and its OK to talk about it.

Thank you Maya Angelou xx


Author: noorlaila265

Hospitality trainer, wife, mother, multi-faith, reader, writer, food fanatic, lover of poetry. “Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.”

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