“The shards that cut me deepest were the ones that intended to cut. 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 colour.”
Called an ‘ape in heels’ by some on social media, Michelle said it wasn’t just racial insults that bothered her.
“Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut,” she said. “We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up.”
At the event, a 30th anniversary celebration, she denied she would seek public office herself, but that she and the former President Barack Obama would remain in public service. She did, however, say she hoped to encourage younger generations of women to persevere, in spite of adversity.
Can you see why Michelle Obama still has so many fans?