A Holistic Journey

I wondered why Bill Clinton’s and Michelle Obama’s tribute to Maya Angelou last month sounded so familiar. The eulogies were beautiful and compelling, but it felt like I was hearing the speakers replay a long conversation I’d just had with them on color, courage, and identity. Then it hit me. They were talking like contributors to my Race Around the World. I grinned thinking Yeah, I do believe Michelle would’ve written for the Race. Anyone have access to her for my next series? I felt awe seeing the ripples of Maya’s influence upon people who would become pillars of the wealthiest nation in the world. After she was raped as a little girl, the man Maya named was soon found dead. She was afraid her voice had killed him, and quit talking for six years. She didn’t know she would find it, a voice that would bring life…

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