Look who dropped by tonight! ❤️ #IAmBecoming
Such an amazing crowd and energy in LA! Thank you to @traceeellisross for bringing the laughs and to each and every one of you for being a part of this incredible journey. #IAmBecoming
Hey, LA! I’m so excited to get started tonight and to have my dear friend @traceeellisross by my side. Looking forward to lots of laughs! #iambecoming
My heart is so full after visiting @paralosninosorg in the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles. With big smiles and even bigger dreams, these beautiful kids and their families are the heart of the America that I’ve gotten to know so well, and that I’ll always believe in. 📚 @penguinrandomhouse
I love you, Chicago! To everyone who came out to our events — the students, the Girl Scouts, the moms and daughters and, as Oprah said, all those woke men — thank you for beginning this journey with me. ❤️#IAmBecoming
Can't wait to sit down with the one and only @oprah in my hometown! #IAmBecoming
It seems like yesterday that @barackobama and I were taking our girls to @57thstreetbooks store. Today, I was there with a book of my own. Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and stopped by. #IAmBecoming
Chicago made me who I am. I wanted to pay tribute to the South Side community that poured so much love into me from the very beginning, so I wrote this letter to @chicagodefender. I hope you’ll read it: https://bit.ly/ChicagoDefender #IAmBecoming
We’re finally here! I’m so excited to share my memoir with all of you today! As I’ve reflected on my journey, I’ve learned so much about where I came from, about the people and moments that shaped me, about all of the struggles and the growth along the way. But mostly, I learned to embrace the fullness of my story—every bit of it. As I write in the preface, “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” I hope this book is meaningful to you, even in the smallest of ways. I hope you find something in it that resonates with your life. Most of all, I hope that each of you can embrace the beauty of who you are, and I wish you all the best in your own process of becoming. Go to becomingmichelleobama.com and share your own #IAmBecoming story with me.
There was no better way to kick off my tour than meeting with these incredible students at my high school alma mater. To the incredible group of young women I met today: Keep reaching for your dreams and remember, embrace your strengths and lay them on the table with pride.The world needs to hear from you! #IAMBecoming
So excited to be in Chicago at Whitney Young High School to kick off my #IAmBecoming tour! The process of writing this memoir allowed me to embrace the fullness of my story—failures, triumphs, and everything in between. I hope it inspires you to find the truth and beauty in your own story, too. Who are you becoming? Share your story with #IAmBecoming.
The service, strength, and resilience of our veterans and their families is one of the great inspirations in my life. As we observe #VeteransDay18, let’s all recommit to serving them as well as they’ve served us.
Former First Lady of the United States of America who married Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America, in 1992. She took a leading role in the "Let's Move!" initiative, which attempts to fight against childhood obesity, and has been a strong advocate for the rights of veterans and the LGBT community.
She was salutatorian of her high school, studied at Princeton and Harvard Law School, and worked at the Sidley Austin law firm.
She gave birth to Malia in 1998 and Sasha in 2001.
She took over the position of First Lady from Laura Bush, who was the wife of President George W. Bush.