First Lady Michelle Obama has been one of the most prominent first ladies in the history of US Presidents. While several first ladies have often opted to remain out of the spotlight, Michelle has continued to play an active role not only in her husband’s presidency, but within schools and of course, within her family as well. Being the first lady could have been an easy task for Michelle Obama if she had chosen such a path. But even with the need to raise her daughters, she has decided to become an active figure in the world, inspiring millions of colored women to do the same.
Women of color around the world have been looking for a figure that could actively show that you could raise a family and work at the same time, creating a quality work life balance that has a positive impact on both your children and the people around you. Michelle Obama has represented that balance in the finest of ways. While still campaigning for her husband, she makes sure to see her children off to school nearly every day. While promoting her own beliefs, including healthy eating both in schools and in today’s military.
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