After surviving a stroke and experiencing several fainting episodes, Maxine Bigby Cunningham embraced a wholistic approach to getting back on her feet and learning to walk again. After nearly 30 years of public service with the federal government, Cunningham began a second career in management positions with grassroots nonprofit organizations. She earned degrees from Goucher College and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She received professional/education certificates from George Washington University, the Federal Executive Institute and Baltimore School of the Bible. Her writings have appeared in publications of Optimal Living Magazine, On Purpose Woman magazine, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc., newsletter and the Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ypsilanti Community African American Read-in, which will be held Sunday, February 10, 2013. Theme is "Readers are Heroes." For more information click