Michelle Obama, we know, how inspirational she had been in her time in the White House. It was a raw and emotional speech against rape culture and was one of the most memorable moments of the election season.
She also took just a few lines to empower women listening around the world: “You see, while our mothers and grandmothers were often powerless to change their circumstances, today, we as women have all the power we need to determine the outcome of this election. We have knowledge. We have a voice.”
The reasons Michelle Obama is our feminist idol.
1. Supporting women and their education has been a constant part of her time as first lady.
While her husband’s been doing his part, Michelle has been creating her own legacy – including the “Let Girls Learn” initiative started in March 2015.
The idea of it is to help educate the 62 million girls around the world who aren’t in school. And she wrote an essay for The Atlantic in 2016, when she talks about the initiative, which we can’t help but feel sums up why she is a feminist idol. And she plan to keep raising voice until death,she plan to keep urging world leaders to invest in their potential.
In October 2016, the Obama administration announced the commitment of another five million dollars towards the the Let Girls Learn initiative’s objectives.
2. She slayed with her speech at the State Department Women of Courage Awards in 2009.
Michelle is constantly slaying in our eyes. The women we honour today teach us three very important lessons. One, that as women, we must stand up for ourselves. The second, as women, we must stand up for each other. And finally, as women, we must stand up for justice for all.” We feel that we all need to remember that speech from Obama in the years to come.
3.When she spoke out about Trump
Back when we still thought Hillary Clinton could become the new US president, Michelle took an opportunity in New Hampshire to speak out about her opponent.
In just a few lines Michelle tore into Trump, explaining how she felt with these powerful lines: “I listen to all of this and I feel it so personally and I’m sure that many of you do too. The shameful comments about our bodies, the disrespect of our ambitions and our intellect, the belief you can do anything you want to a woman? It’s cruel, it’s frightening. And the truth is that it hurts. It hurts.”
4. She has constantly stood up for African women.
She made it really clear that respect for women is critical when it comes to making a nation successful – a message that we love. She also used her status to powerfully and emotively spoke out about the oppressed circumstances many African women find themselves in.
Michelle Obamas charity organisation for girls all over the world.
Today, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world aren’t in school.
What could those girls accomplish if they were allowed to unlock their full potential? What could they achieve if the hurdles that keep them out of school—scarce resources, early marriage and pregnancy, a toxic mindset that says they are unworthy of an education—were swept away?
On International Day of the Girl, she declared, I’m proud to announce the Obama Foundation’s launch of the Global Girls Alliance, an effort to empower adolescent girls around the world through education, so that they can support their families, communities, and countries.
As a part of the Global Girls Alliance, we’re taking a fresh approach to support the grassroots leaders who are already working in communities all over the world.
First, we’ve created a network that will allow these leaders to connect with one another, share best practices, and, ultimately, scale their work.
Second, we’ve partnered with GoFundMe to create a new crowd fundraising platform—a place where anyone, anywhere around the world, can support efforts to empower girls in places like India, Guatemala, or Uganda.
And finally, we’re looking for your help. Everyone can be an ally. I hope you’ll follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit our website to educate yourself on this issue, read about the tremendous work already being done, and get started taking whatever action you can.