Resilience: “Still I Rise” Inspirational Maya Angelou Poem for You!


This week, as an inspiration to start our 2021, I’ve created this .PDF printable of Maya Angelou’s inspiring and uplifting poem “Still I Rise”.

With so much going on in the world – whether it’s #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, COVID and related challenges or something else – we need to be resilient and find whatever ways we can to STAY inspired in 2021.Beautiful Maya Angelou Still I Rose Poem Graphic

During these difficult times, we must find a way to keep refocusing our energy into a positive forward momentum. We need to find ways for our spirit to rise and keep rising.

Print this, and read often for inspiration.

Get your printable Maya Angelou poem .PDF here >>


We continue to live through these unprecedented times. There are disappointments and difficulties, losses of every shape and size, and the rules continue to change so we need to keep flexing and adapting.

It all takes great energy and fortitude – which we each already have… So we must find ways to connect with our strength, and like Maya in her poem, keep on rising…

Here are 4 powerful quotes to
inspire you to stay resilient:


  • “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou
  • “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela
  • “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller
  • “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl

Fierce Kindness LogoI’ll leave you with these 5 questions to ponder:

  1. What 3 things keep me going during these difficult times?
  2. What is most helpful to focus on when things are at their most challenging?
  3. What is least helpful to focus on when things are at their most challenging?
  4. What do I choose to let go of?
  5. What one thing will you do to support yourself and stay as strong as possible?

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  1. Heidi Cooksey

    Your website design and content is peaceful while exciting!!! Perhaps, “Encouragement” is the best word! I’m enjoying reading the articles.

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Heidi, thank-you so much for taking the time to comment! It’s lovely to hear you’re enjoying the articles and finding them “encouraging” 🙂 You made my day! Warmly, Emma-Louise


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