Maya's older brother, Bailey, provides an unconditional love that creates in Maya a more balanced, healthy spirituality. Bailey is Maya's companion and supporter.
Maya writes: “Of all the needs…a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness is the unshaking need for an unshakable God. My pretty Black brother was my Kingdom Come.”
(from- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) a powerful, inspirational childhood autobiography by her).
After this, do I need to say anything!
(PS: I'm in her home state now and appreciate it all in a better way).