A Living Legend Shares Her Brilliant Thoughts and Wisdom
featuring Nikki Giovanni
Have you ever met someone you simply couldn’t forget?
As a former journalist, a governor’s press secretary and founder of Women on Fire, I’ve met many women over the years who’ve stayed in my mind.
They are women with spunk, wisdom, talent, kindness and a powerful point of view — and this was so very true of the poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni, who you’ll meet today!
Thanks to former First Lady of Ohio Dagmar Celeste, I first met Nikki when she was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985.
Struck by her powerful ways, I began to read her poetry and follow her teaching career, still strong today after 50 years.
Named as one of Oprah’s 25 Living Legends, Nikki is an America treasure and a true Woman on Fire.
In this interview, you’ll discover:
- In trying times, what Nikki does to calm her soul
- How she was affected by the Virginia Tech massacre —
and how she feels about that tragedy today
- Her view on life, love and living your purpose
- The gift she’s still waiting on from Oprah!
Thank you to Women on Fire members Darlene Wade and Carmencita Whonder who contributed to this interview.