Michelle Obama – The Fashion Icon With A Cause
by Annie Saxena on Feb 09, 2023
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was the first African-American First Lady in the United States of America. This, however, does not begin to define the dynamic powerhouse that she is. She is a writer, lawyer and university administrator who graduated from Princeton University followed by Harvard Law School. Being a versatile individual, she has been a role model for women for years now. Along with being an advocate for poverty awareness, education and nutrition; she has supported various American designers and is considered a fashion icon. She stood tall and strong by her husband throughout the journey of his political campaign along with making sure her children stayed isolated from the negative effects of politics. She exudes charisma and grace. Throughout her journey as the First Lady she was not only appreciated for her stand on various world causes but also for her effortless sense of style and gracious demeanor. In May 2006, Michelle was featured in Essence magazine as one of “25 of the World’s Most Inspiring Women.” She has also twice appeared on the cover of Vogue and made the Vanity Fair best-dressed list two years in a row along with People magazine’s 2008 best-dressed list. “There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” says Obama. As first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama focused her attention on issues such as the support of military families, helping working women balance career and family and encouraging national service. She worked at homeless shelters and soup kitchens, visited public schools to emphasis on the importance of education and announced a fitness program for kids under her Let’s Move initiative. She supported the LGBTQ community and included openly gay service members in her national military families initiative. She also came out publicly to support same sex marriage.
Michelle supported the organic-food movement, instructing the White House kitchens to prepare organic food for guests and her family by creating a White House Kitchen Garden. Being a feminist, she has implemented various policies that are great for women, like free birth control and her significant initiative called Let Girls Learn, which actually helped in educating 62 million girls around the world. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” says Michelle. Her memoir, Becoming has received a positive acclaim and is considered a very important read. She is an outstanding Mother, Wife and Woman.