Reasons We Love Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s recent autobiography Becoming illustrates her life from a young girl on the South Side of Chicago to eventually becoming one of the most influential and iconic women in the United States. With hard work and determination, she was able to become an incredibly accomplished woman who changed the country and the world for the better. These are the reasons that we love her.

“We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.”

Throughout her time in the white house, Michelle has launched programs focused on ending childhood obesity, feeding low-income children in schools, offering education and employment opportunities to veterans, encouraging young people to pursue higher education, helping girls around the world to get an education, encouraging girls and women to pursue their dreams and encouraging citizens to vote (This isn’t even everything!) This video looks back on her impact as first lady of the United States.

“Helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.”

All of these initiatives were launched simply to help others to live more comfortable healthy and stable lives. Michelle often encouraged people to be kind and to help others just for the sake of doing so. This compassion is something that we can all agree the world needs more of.

“There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.”

Michelle Obama started off not having much and eventually, after getting an education and working hard, became an extremely influential and accomplished woman. She consistently reminds us that we can do it too, whether it be in her speeches as first lady, in her autobiography or in the multiple initiatives that she has launched. Michelle Obama encourages girls and women to pursue education.

“Courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

Her message is not limited to women alone. Michelle has been adamant that we are all capable of making a difference. Her message often centers on the sentiment that with a good education, hard work and perseverance, we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to.

 “When they go low, we go high.”

She’s asserted that in the face of bullying and belittling, we should not stoop to the bullies' level. Being first lady, Michelle and her husband faced tons of criticism and sometimes hateful speech from the general public. Despite this, she continued to spread her positivity and encouraged people to be kind. She remains genuine, honest and humble.

In her final speech as first lady, Michelle stated that it had been an honor to be our first lady. On behalf of millions of children, veterans, students and so many more, it was an honor to have had such an extraordinary first lady. Let’s make her proud.

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