Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.She was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
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There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.
I never cut class. I loved getting A's, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
America is just downright mean.
Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.
Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we're scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don't have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.
Choose people who lift you up.
You don't have to be somebody different to be important. You're important in your own right.
And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you're going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them.
I was not raised with wealth or resources or any social standing to speak of.
Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives.
I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
After an era of everything being super-sized, who would have thought that major companies would be racing to market smaller, lower-calorie versions of their snacks and beverages - from half-sized candy bars to little, mini soda cans? We see it everywhere we go.
We give speeches and pin ribbons onto uniforms, etch names into walls.
And all that is fine, but too often, all those tributes, all those words aren't always backed up by action. And that felt like such a stark contrast to me, because, as we all know, our military is all about action.
I always tell young girls, surround yourself with goodness.
I learned early on how to get the haters out of my life.
At the end of the day, when it comes time to make that decision, as president, all you have to guide you are your values, and your vision, and the life experiences that make you who you are.
When you are president, being able to clearly articulate detailed plans to help the people of this country is a good thing. Knowing what you're doing is a good thing. And let me tell you, Hillary Clinton absolutely knows what she's doing.
Let's be very clear: Strong men - men who are truly role models - don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.
If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.
When I get up and work out, I'm working out just as much for my girls as I am for me, because I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them, but who also invests in herself. It's just as much about letting them know as young women that it is okay to put yourself a little higher on your priority list.
I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as 'us' and 'them' - he doesn't care whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above... he knows that we all love our country... and he's always ready to listen to good ideas... he's always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.
Just try new things. Don't be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?
Like so many American families, our families weren't asking for much.
They didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did... in fact, they admired it.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.
You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still 'mom-in-chief.
' My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.
We need a president who will choose to do what's best for the country, even when it doesn't personally benefit them.
For me, education was power.
There are definitely designers that I love, people I love to work with.
And who they are as people matters. Are they good people? Do they treat their staff well? Do they treat my staff well? Are they young? Can I give them a boost? But when all of that is equal... is it cute?
I wish every American had an opportunity to sit down, to go to a base, to meet with families, to meet with service members, to sit down with our veterans - because we would think differently about our challenges as individuals.
I've seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are.
What I tell my kids is, 'I'm preparing you for college and for life.
So, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. We still have screen-time rules.'
Our greatness has always come from people who expect nothing and take nothing for granted - folks who work hard for what they have, then reach back and help others after them.
We have had with Barack Obama some just amazing experiences traveling abroad, being able to introduce our children to the world.... I'm also humbled by the response and the receptiveness, not just here in America, but around the world. There's a part of that warmth and enthusiasm and hope that is surprising and humbling.
My family didn't have a lot of money, so I worked my heart out to get my degrees. But the minute I graduated, suddenly everyone was asking me, 'Well, when are you going to get married and start having kids?' And the truth is I had no idea how I would balance the expected role of wife and mother with a challenging career.
I love that we can trust Barack to do what he says he's going to do, even when it's hard - especially when it's hard.
I think our democracy has it exactly right: two terms, eight years.
It's enough. Because it's important to have one foot in reality when you have access to this kind of power.
That is my wish, hope, instruction for all of you: Take your education seriously, okay? Always do that. Because I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for my education.
My children are very blessed.... That's why I think that mentoring is such a critical part of the role I can play in this position. I see how little bits of exposure and big bits of exposure really change my girls significantly, and I want that for more girls around the country and the world.
Selfishly, working with kids gives me joy - it makes me feel like my life has a purpose. And I thought, Imagine what we can do in the White House, particularly with the kids in the D.C. area, many of whom have never set foot on the White House lawn.
Not being afraid to be wrong - I had to learn how to do that.
I'm asking myself, 'What do my girls, what do all our children deserve in their president? What kind of a president do we want for them?' Well, to start with, I think we want someone who is a unifying force in this country: someone who sees our differences not as a threat, but as a blessing.
So we know that it's not enough for us to simply encourage more people to study abroad. We also need to make sure that they can actually afford it.
Hope is necessary. It's a necessary concept. And Barack Obama didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.
And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.
With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.
We have to remember that it's usually women who are making the health care decisions for their families.... True equality would mean making sure that there's equity in terms of how insurance reimburses certain procedures; making sure that we have preventative care that's covered so women can get their mammograms and Pap screens without extra charges.
And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.
I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That's what I always try to do.
Find people who will make you better.
People change because of kids. They change how they eat. They change the way they think. They change the way they see one another.
The issues that cross a president's desk are never easy.
The easy questions don't even get to the president.