Michelle Obama is back! Her largest appearance since the last election, the wonderful First Lady spoke in front of more than 8,000 people at the 30th-anniversary celebration of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.
Michelle Says People Couldn’t See Past Her Skin Color
The moderator touched on many loving issues for Michelle, including how historic and influential she was during her time as the First Lady. Tuesday’s conversation though began to take a dark turn but she handled it like a queen. Obama touched on the personal attacks she endured during her husband’s presidency, “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut.” She said, according to the Denver Post. “Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”
She added that she doesn’t pretend that the attacks don’t hurt because that would give those that are inflicting the pain a pass. Well, you go Mrs. Obama. Sticks and stones may break our bones but words cannot hurt us…sometimes. “We are still living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. and we’re still getting up,” she said.
During her time as the First Lady, Mrs. Obama was called every name in the book including an “atrocity”, not classy enough, and even a Washington state mayor said she has a gorilla face. Fox News even lost all professionalism and shouldn’t even be a news station after calling her Obama’s “baby mama.” She’s been criticized for working out, wearing shorts, and an “ape in heels” by a West Virginia non-profit organization. This horrid person, Pamela Taylor, ultimately lost her job for that comment after a petition was filed for her firing.
Happy and Wonderful Comments Happened Too
Mrs. Obama told the crowd that she is “a strong woman because of other strong women” and “you don’t mother alone, you don’t grandparent alone, you don’t struggle alone. you find your community.” She also stressed that you need to uplift young girls and women, “Tell her every day she is smart and capable and lift her up. For so many people, the role models they follow are right in their backyard. It’s their mothers, teachers, siblings, and their fathers and the men around them who every day can lift them up. don’t underestimate the power of day-to-day motivation and inspiration in a girl’s life.”
Thank you, Michelle Obama, you’re an inspiration to us all.