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Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Black History Month Celebrates Maya Angelou

 As an influential poet, civil rights activist, actress, film director, and educator she changed the world.

Imagine that.

She grew up during segregation and used her work to empower and give voice to the African American community. Her memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” changed the literary world and opened doors for African American authors and women. She looked towards the positive all the while encouraging us to face our trials and tribulations head-on. And–she never gave up.

In 2009 she wrote: “My life has been long, and believing that life loves the liver of it, I have dared to try many things …You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them … Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like … Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.”

My kinda girl.