Author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou passed away today after a long illness. Ms. Angelou's words have filled the lives and libraries of those in New Mexico and around the world. She won many awards and inspired even more.
Although lives can rarely be reduced to sound bites, many of her notable quotations can be found, including these from Huffington Post and Buzzfeed.
She is survived by her son Guy Johnson. Mr. Johnson was once asked if he ever felt he had grown up in her shadow, to which he responded that he "grew up in her light." We are lucky that we also got to share in that light and today honor this Phenomenal Woman.