The Maya Angelou stamp has us fantasizing about other amazing women on postage


It’s wonderful that author, poet, and activist Maya Angelou recently got her own stamp — even though the quote on the stamp is not a Maya Angelou quote. We’d love to see more inspiring women on stamps! In 2011, the United States Postal Service announced that the folks on stamps don’t have to be deceased — notable living people are eligible to be featured on postage. Why not enjoy the honor while you can? With that in mind, we have a few suggestions:


Novelist/Nobel Prize winner/living legend Toni Morrison, 84. (Do yourself a favor and get to know her better in this New York Times Magazine piece.)


Labor rights activist Dolores Huerta, recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, who is still working as an advocate for the working poor at the age of 84.


Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, who was the first African-American woman…

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