Maya Angelou wrote the following inspiring poem in 1978 : And Still I Rise.
A testimony to the warrior within all of us ...
Maya passed away at the age of 86, known for her poetry, memoirs and work as a Civil Rights activist. But her early life was much more painful including childhood molestation, the divorce of her parents, being shuffled about amongst family members, and later, a journey into many diverse jobs including nightclub performer, fry cook, Christian Leadership Conference coordinator and sex trade worker.
If you ever doubt whether or not you can change the course of your life, remember : "And Still I Rise."