50+ Reasons We Love Michelle Obama

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Here are all the reasons we adore First Lady Michelle Obama!

ESSENCE Editors Jan, 17, 2016

She was the girl from the Southside of Chicago who took on a role she didn’t ask for. But like President Obama likes to say, she took that role and made it her own.

It’s why we adore Michelle Obama, our first African-American First Lady, and why we strive to personify the fearlessness, the grace and the purpose she embodies by just existing in the White House. And beyond her presence — one that captivates whole rooms and has inspired a generation— Michelle Obama’s dedication to this country and her work in the White House is a model of what it means to truly be an American.

Fashion Icon. Mother. Intellectual. Sister. Friend. Here are the reasons we love First Lady Michelle Obama.