She wrote many books, mostly humorous while being open and caring about various issues. She was like a friend to so many people, whether they knew her in person or not.

Carrie Fisher was a bad ass, plain and simple! She was an advocate for several causes, including women’s advocacy, animal rights, and LGBT causes. She was open about her experiences caring for friends who suffered from AIDS, contributing financially to various AIDS and HIV organizations. She was also open about her fight with addiction and how she lived with BPD. Carrie was never afraid to speak her mind or stand up for anyone who needed a champion.

In her later years, Fisher had an emotional support animal, a French Bulldog named Gary, who accompanied her to lots of appearances and interviews. Following her death, Gary is living with her daughter, Billie Lourd.

(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

My heart sings for her

Maya is one of my heroes for her activism and heartfelt poetry and writings. Read more here and read all her works that you can!

I’ll leave this here because it’s especially poignant in 2020 for me:

Still I Rise

by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may tread me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just like hopes springing high,Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?Bowed head and lowered eyes?Shoulders falling down like teardrops.Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?Don’t you take it awful hard’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold minesDiggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,You may cut me with your eyes,You may kill me with your hatefulness,But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?Does it come as a surpriseThat I dance like I’ve got diamondsAt the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shameI riseUp from a past that’s rooted in painI riseI’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.Leaving behind nights of terror and fearI riseInto a daybreak that’s wondrously clearI riseBringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,I am the dream and the hope of the slave.I riseI riseI rise.


(Carrie Fisher is next!)