I definitely idolize Maya. She is a true inspiration and has a story to match. Just a refugee from Sri Lanka, is all she was known for in the beginning but she has truly emerged in the music world here in the states. For long time fans, like myself you may remember her first few singles like Sunshowers or Galang Galang. Others may know her for flicking off “The American Public” on the 2012 Superbowl Championship game performing with Madonna. Whatever the case she is misunderstood, she is a rebel in mindset not in action. She is an activist who raps about the world’s real issues while staying true to herself. Perhaps she is not a role model for the preteen girl, but she can be one for a mature liberal adult. Check her out, if you haven’t already!