Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, has sat with me. I absolutely love the title. It is her story of how she became who she is today beginning with her childhood on the South Side of Chicago.
The experiences in her youth are at the core of who she is today. Those values is what seems to keep her self-aware today. Her desire to make an impact on the young women she could have grown up with is tremendous. She is giving each of those young women a gift by giving them a leading light as a role model.
She is impressive to say the least. She is vocal around female empowerment and how social structures are the issue. I love that she threw Sheryl Sandberg under the bus on the bullshit of Lean In. I was never a fan of the ridiculousness of her book but didn’t think I would win any awards for calling this out so I applaud Michelle for doing it. Her priorities around her children I can relate to and she struggled with the entire family being thrown into
The insight into President Obama is interesting and insightful. He is an extremely layered smart individual who cares passionately about others. He ponders every decision.
I am a fan. I happen to love that she wore those killer Balenciaga boots recently in an interview. She no longer has to be politically correct. She is still “Becoming” in her own voice. She is aware of the power she holds and the impact she can make. I have no doubt that the best is yet to come.