Maya Angelou was an exceptional woman with an exceptional mind. She blossomed from a traumatic early childhood to a life lived abundantly with a fierce love of language, which she used to communicate some very important messages for the development of humanity.

Although Otrera Aromatics primarily celebrates and supports women going through the menopause, we also love to champion and spotlight younger women who are making a real difference in the world, demonstrating how powerful and influential we can be at any age. One such young woman I hugely admire is Malala Yousafzai, whose courage and tenacity in the face of male violence and patriarchal oppression is truly inspiring.