Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

Women in India with darker skin and no sons are considered cursed in India, so seeing First Lady Michelle Obama smiling bright has given many women in the country new hope, according to CNN.com. Other disenfranchised women around the world are mesmerized by the First Lady as well, who is like nothing they have ever seen. She's poised, comes from humble beginnings, is African-American and once made more than her husband—breaking many social norms women see in Africa, Asia and other pockets of the world.—CJ

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