Welcome to Mrs S. LDN 13th Woman’s Crush Wednesday!!!
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown
This week is a Guest Post!!!!
The pretty Janelle from The Nelly Bean is hosting the party today!
Previous #WCW Can be found below:
When I asked Janelle who she would like to see on this series she mentioned this lady. I knew I couldn’t do this one better than J so I asked her to guest post for me!!
So without further ado, it’s over to Janelle……
From her speech at the DNC 2016 to her appearance on Carpool Karaoke, Mrs. Obama has been a role model for girls and women all over the globe. A truly classy First Lady, she was not only an iconic figure in politics by her husband’s side, but she is also a loving mother to her daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Though Michelle describes her upbringing as that of a “conventional” family with “the mother at home, the father works, you have dinner around the table”, her early days were by no means cushy. Born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, she grew up in Chicago’s South Shore in a two-story bungalow rented from her great-aunt, who also taught her the piano.
Perhaps the most pivotal time in her childhood was when her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He had always urged her to be a good student and excel at her education, and that was exactly what she did. She followed in her brother’s footsteps to Princeton, and got involved with the Carl A. Fields Centre during her time there. Princeton had made her hyperaware of her ethnicity – the mother of a white roommate tried to get her daughter’s accommodation rearranged purely because of Michelle’s race. When she later pursued her J.D degree from Harvard Law School, she had grown into a mature, confident young woman who knew her worth and took no prisoners.
“I remember being shocked by college students who drive BMWs. I didn’t even know parents who drove BMWs.”- Michelle Obama
Michelle and Barack’s love story began during their time at their law firm, Sidley Austin. Interestingly, Michelle first met Barack as his mentor when he was a summer associate, and they later went on their first date to Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing”. During the early stages of their marriage, they had ups and downs like any young couple, primarily due to hectic working lives and the forging of Barack’s political career, which left little energy for time together at home, let alone romance. Despite all conflicts and obstacles, they pushed through and when I think of power couples, the Obamas are one of the first who come to mind.
Perhaps the most admirable thing about Michelle is where her passions lie. She’s a strong advocate for hard work, equal opportunities and helping the poor – all issues that are deeply rooted in her background and beliefs, and inspire people around the world on a daily basis. My personal Michelle highlight was during her time on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. When asked if she would miss the luxurious lifestyle at the White House and “room service at 3am”, she said that she would happily trade it all for a simpler lifestyle with more freedom and privacy. Hats off to you, Mrs. Obama.
Another week and another crush!
A huge THANK YOU to our beauty queen Janelle for taking part in #WCW. You’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with and a fabulous guest poster!
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