Maya Angelou To Open Women's Health Center
“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me,” she said. If I do that well enough, then I’ll be able to look after someone else. But I have to look after myself first,” she says. “I know that some people think that’s being selfish, I think that’s being self-full,” Angelou adds.
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Inspired by the idea of helping yourself to then help others, Angelou has taken up the cause of women’s health. This philosophy is at the center of her latest effort, a partnership with Novant Health, a not-for-profit integrated system of 13 hospitals that is set to unveil the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in her hometown of Winston-Salem, N.C.