Wonder Woman of the Week: Michelle Obama for continuing to inspire us


Our Wonder Woman of the Week is Michelle Obama for the important lessons and messages she’s gifted us with her new book, Becoming.

While Michelle Obama might not be the First Lady anymore, as much as it pains us to think about that fact, that hasn’t stopped her from being busy. She is clearly still active in politics and also working on many projects.

Michelle Obama definitely doesn’t seem like the kind of person to sit around and do nothing, even though she probably earned it after the eight years of the Obama presidency. For a passionate hard-worker who went to Princeton and Harvard and was an active and involved First Lady isn’t very likely to take the rest of her life to relax and unwind. For example, ahead of the midterm elections, she was busy creating PSA’s and doing activist work encouraging people to get out and vote.

And just last week her new book, Becoming, was released. Michelle Obama is currently on a book tour to promote her latest work, and her first stop was in her hometown of Chicago where she sat down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about the book and her life.

Earlier this week, Michelle Obama penned an open letter to the Chicago Defender where she shared her pride for the city where she grew up. In the letter, she talks about growing up in Chicago’s South Side and how, despite conceptions about this area, she is proud of where she came from and how it shaped her into the person she is now.

"I know that gangs rule too many streets, that guns and drugs have infested too many neighborhoods, and that too many people who’ve never lived here or even visited find it too easy to just write off parts of this city. But what I also know is that at its heart, the South Side is still the same place that shaped me. I’ve seen it with my own eyes."

Obama also discussed the youth of Chicago and that she wants to inspire them to do powerful, amazing things with their lives saying:

"I can’t wait to see what’s next for all the young people growing up today, walking the same sidewalks and sitting in the same classrooms as I once did. There’s no telling who they might become."

You can read the rest of the op-ed here. It’s definitely worth your time.

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During Barack Obama’s presidency, Michelle Obama was a champion of youth and has shown she cares deeply about the health and opportunities of the young people in our country. We are sure that she will continue to inspire and change the country throughout her life and can’t wait to see what she does next. While we definitely still miss her and Barack’s presence in the White House, we are glad that they continue to stick around and work to make this country a better place for people in Chicago and all throughout the country.