A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Meeting Maya made me feel phenomenal.

by Bevvie on May 29, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I was privileged and blessed to meet Maya Angelou several times and to hear her speak and recite her work. I got to speak with her and have her autograph my Maya books and a program from one of the events. As she signed books and programs, she said a few words to each person. We all walked away feeling special.

She was really frail the last time that I saw her. She was the guest of honor at an anniversary event at the college where I taught. Although she was not in the best of health, she was still regal and phenomenal. She was still Maya.


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