By Basia Alicia Powell
Farewell To The Gradame
Rest In Paradise Queen. You were everything and more. Pure class, grace, light and wisdom. No one slayed a red carpet like you at 96 years old like you did. Thanks for sharing your gift with the world and for inspiring women of color in particular, to dream big.
You were an island girl at heart (parents were from Nevis). Whether your were aware of it or not, you taught many of us to dream big and not be limited by what our eyes could see. You were not afraid to reach for what your mind could dream.
You were the best example that age is just a number. I was just getting ready for your interview tommorrow (on Kelly and Ryan) to discuss your new memoir. Most people are not shocked about someone transitioning at 96, but you Ms Tyson, was just getting started, so we were not really expecting this news.
But all good things must come to an end. On you go to another life. You will be missed, but not forgotten.
RIP #cicelytyson . Thank you for the inspiration.
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