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30 Things To Learn From Badass Historical Moms

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Age will not impede her

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Before being a celebrated poet, before being granted 50 some honorary degrees, Maya Angelou was a teen mom. She had her son when she was 16. In one interview in 1983, Ms. Angelou admitted that after her child was born she did anything she could to support him. She listed her job history as a cook, an automotive paint peeler, and a prostitute. She also toured over 20 countries as a theater dancer.

Maya Angelou penned her biography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and it’s all history after that. The girl who once spent five years silent, whose poetry has touched the hearts of millions, was appointed a collegiate instructor before her death.

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