Former First Lady of the US Michelle Obama turns 56 years young today. This incredible woman has accomplished so much in her time and has become a role model for many.
Being the president’s wife did not stop Michelle from creating her own glory. While she supported her husband closely, she never put her goals to the side.
Briefly.co.za celebrates Michelle today on her birthday for all the incredible things she has accomplished and the amazing things she has done for humanity.
Michelle is a total boss babe who exudes class, elegance and independence. The number of lives she has changed just by her example is truly inspirational.
In celebration of this amazing woman’s 56th birthday, we give you five facts that make Michelle the inspirational woman she is.
Michelle grew up in a home where things were very tight financially. They did not have much and had to learn how to make a little go far. It is because of her humble beginnings that Michelle has such deep regard for hard work and understands those who have little on a whole other level.
Despite growing up in poverty, Michelle’s parent knew the importance of education and enforced this on Michelle and her brother Craig. Both children could read and write by the age of four. Michelle was always top of her class, which led to her getting a scholarship to Whitney M. Young Magnet School for gifted students. She graduated high school second in her class and went on to study sociology at Princeton University and then law at Harvard Law School.
Meeting her Match
After getting her law degree, Michelle interned at a law firm called Barack Obama. This is where she met her match. Barack saw the strength and independence that Michelle had and immediately knew she was the women he had been looking for. The two started dating shortly after, got married in 1992 and went on to become the president and first lady of the US in 2009.
Michelle was born to be a leader, a motivator and an advocator of change. In 1996 she became the Associate Dean of the University of Chicago and this is where her leadership journey started. She has been named as one of the most inspiring women in the world and won many awards for her courage, advocacy and leadership.
Standing Strong as a Woman
One thing that Michelle has never done is ride on the power of her husband. She has always promoted female independence and urged women to stand on her own and never in the shadow of a man. This is one of the many reasons she has raised two incredible young ladies.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!