Maya Angelou on what all artists must do 

“Artists and writers must fight to be heard: What we ought to be doing is singing in the parks, talking to children, going to gatherings of parents, doing whatever it is we do—dancing, reading poetry, performing—all the time, so that people know, ‘These artists are my people—you can’t kill them, you can’t stop them.’ We then reestablish our footing with the people. All artists must do that, or we will be defanged.”

—Via Mother Jones with image courtesy of Paul Morigi/AP