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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Maternally Yours Interviews Maya Angelou

Sarasota, Florida (June 19, 2012) – WSLR, Sarasota’s Community Radio Station, will air an exclusive interview with Dr. Maya Angelou, recorded this week by the hostesses of Maternally Yours: Sarasota’s Conversation about Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Motherhood. The interview will air at 6pm EST on June 26, and can be heard on the radio at 96.5 LPFM or online at

The Maternally Yours Collective invited Dr. Angelou to be on the program to discuss the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, opening June 28th. Laura Gilkey, who interviewed Dr. Angelou on behalf of her co-hostesses Ryan Stanley, Carmela Pedicini and Cheryl Kindred, also asked Dr. Angelou about racial disparity, her sources of support and health inspiration, the Midwives Model of Care, and her personal reflection on the birth of her son and on motherhood.

“We have to continue to speak. Speak up. Speak up and out. We have to have enough courage to be our own advocates, be on our own side,” said Dr. Angelou, when asked about empowering women. “My encouragement is to educate yourself. All women, we should educate ourselves and avail ourselves of a chance to be courageous.”

To hear the exclusive Maternally Yours interview with Dr. Maya Angelou, please tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM Tuesday evening, June 26, at 6:00pm. The program is also available via live streaming on, and podcast at For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at, or visit

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