Black History Month: Michelle Obama
We can’t celebrate Black History Month without mentioning First Lady, Michelle Obama. There is a phrase that says behind every strong man there is a strong woman. What greater woman to make this true than the wife of the first black President of the United States?
Michelle did not just stumble upon President Obama and live happily ever after. Mrs. Obama was a boss before she said “I do.” Throughout her life Michelle exceeded expectations academically and professionally which started when she skipped the 2nd grade. Thereafter she graduated each elementary, middle and high school’s with honors. After attending law school, Michelle met Barack Obama while working at a firm in Chicago. She was assigned to be his mentor in the internship program and the two hit it off.
The First Family married in 1982 and two children followed. While being a working mom and focusing on her own career, Mrs. Obama both encouraged and advised her husband during his Presidential campaign and committed to campaigning on his behalf on a weekly bases.
Today, Mrs. Obama advocates to prevent childhood obesity in addition to supporting bills that she and her husband believe to be just. In the May 2009 Issue of Essence Magazine, she grazed the cover accompanied by an article in which President Obama exposed why he is so thankful for her.
Mrs. Obama is the definition of being “bossed up” while managing to keep family first.
“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” – Michelle Obama