Michelle Obama wants to 'offer message of hope'

05 December, 2018, 03:31 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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In conversation with noted Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Obama, who turns 55 in January, spoke of life lessons, the "art of re-invention" and insisted that she is "not here yet", much remains to be done, which explains the title of her memoir, Becoming.

Asked how she felt to be seen as a "symbol of hope", Mrs Obama told the live audience: "I still have a little imposter syndrome, it never goes away, that you're actually listening to me". "And its not always enough to 'Lean In, ' cause that sh-t doesn't work".

According to the BBC, Obama said that the feeling is a common one, and that she wanted to talk about it to make them feel less alone and more confident. Sandberg has been under scrutiny following a New York Times report last month that she had played an active role in a campaign to discredit Facebook's critics.

In a widely read 2012 essay in The Atlantic titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All", Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote of the impossible situations many women confront as they try to balance career and family.

Former MSNBC host Toure, who was at the speech, called it a "cute moment" and mocked those who criticized the first lady over it.

"It's not always enough to lean in because that s-- doesn't work all the time", she reportedly said.

"We mistakenly thought Barack Obama was going to erase hundreds of years of history in eight years", Obama told a full house of 2,900 people at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of a tour to promote her memoir "Becoming".

"Here's the secret. I've been at probably every powerful table that you can think of".

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The former USA first lady Michelle Obama, who has written a book called Becoming.

But Obama graduated from the select Ivy League university and went on to Harvard Law School before joining a Chicago law firm where she met her future husband and president Barack Obama.

Offering a message specifically to young black women, she said: "It's still hard out there". But women still carry most of the burden as caregivers for children and elderly parents, and between 2001 and 2015, only 28% of women worked persistently full-time, year-around.

Obama quickly cut herself off and apologized to the room for getting too comfortable onstage.

Busy: The author has been on tour promoting her NY bestseller, Becoming.

'I just had to trust my instincts and be myself - and then the rest would take care of itself'. I'm still that person to this day and I think it's because of my father's disability.

The ethnically diverse school, which Obama visited in 2009 on her first official trip to Britain, has around 60 languages spoken among its 900 female pupils.

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