Michelle Obama Discusses The Emotional Trauma Suffered As The First Black First Lady
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DENVER, CO - JULY 25:  Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks, emphasizing that women must celebrate their strength, during a live conversation with The Women's Foundation of Colorado President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel at Pepsi Center on July 25, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for The Women's Foundation of Colorado)

Photo: DENVER, CO – JULY 25:  Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks, emphasizing that women must celebrate their strength, during a live conversation with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel at Pepsi Center on July 25, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado)

 

During a Women’s Foundation of Colorado event, former First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about the emotional trauma she has harbored as a result of the racist attacks she and her family encountered while in office. Although the Obama family shattered many glass ceilings, Mrs. Obama adds that becoming the first Black First Lady has resulted in some emotional scars due to the abuse she had suffered. She referred to such abuses as “shards”.

“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut. I felt how they intended. For underrepresented people to pretend like it doesn’t hurt, it lets those who hurt us off the hook. I am a strong woman because of other strong women.” – Michelle Obama

While her husband was in office, Mrs. Obama had been insulted for her looks, style of dress and even her wellness initiatives for children.

This further solidifies why we don’t want our forever FLOTUS to run for the presidency. We are, however, looking forward to the memoirs both she and Barack will be releasing in 2018.

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