Style Icon/Feminist Icon
Photo: 8th of April, People Magazine
Michelle Obama’s position in the intersection of race & gender has been a tremendous benefit to the feminist movement in the United States and around the World. She is a force of empowerment and social change. Her achievements, including the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative in 2015, various mentoring program for young girls, her dialogue on the importance of pay equality & her inspiring work/life balance has given back to so many women throughout this country.
Her accomplishments are unparalleled. Unfortunately due to her position of power, race & gender, her achievements are constantly scrutinized & face harsh, vitriolic criticism. I personally feel that it is disappointing that many Americans are more familiar with ‘Michelle Obama: Style Icon’ than ‘Michelle Obama: Feminist Icon’. – Natalie White
“ When you walk through that open door of opportunity, you don’t slam it shut behind you. You hold it open. ” – Michelle Obama
Reflecting on the past 8 years, what has Michelle Obama taught us about giving back to our communities?