When Michelle Obama came to East London she was magnificent! I couldn't help watch with admiration; Her presence , charisma and ability to inspire young women to follow their dreams. She brought tears to my eyes. She's a pretty perfect 10 out of 10 when it comes to IMPACT. What can we learn from her? Poise, warmth, humility and my favourite....eyes and teeth! (Almost makes you want to steal her speech!)
I'll miss her as first lady. She's a first in so many ways!
As the Obama presidency comes to an end, there will be many comments about the legacy of Michelle Obama. We can rejoice in all that the First Lady has accomplished and the lessons she has taught us – about humility, self-worth, hard work and knowing when not to engage with bullies but to remember her motto: “When they go low, we go high.” But this, this will only be a tiny part of her legacy. Because the Obamas are a first – a black first – which comes with a certain bittersweetness, the joy that a thing that was long overdue has finally happened; a paralysing fear that now that it has happened, it may not happen again, for a while.