When I was in high school, I got assigned a research project on Maya Angelou. The assignment was to read a book by the author and prepare a research paper. I choose to read ‘Why The Caged Bird Sings’ and then promptly decided to read everything else she’s ever wrote.

I was hooked.

I found her words so addicting. So inspiring. And I have no doubts that on this day of women, lots of quotes and images will be shared of her. But in case you’re not glued to Instagram Stories and Facebook posts, I’ve complied ten of my favourite quotes from Maya Angelou.

What are some of your favourite quotes? Who inspires you? Let me know in the comments and be sure to check out Instagram today for a tribute to all the other women who inspire me.