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Why Michelle Obama is a true icon and inspiration

Why Michelle Obama is a true icon and inspiration
Michelle Obama / Derek White / Stringer / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

Michelle Obama is an absolute icon. She's done so many things for Black and female representation, we wouldn't even know where to start! Here are just a few of the things that Michelle has accomplished throughout the years:

  1. She became the first African-American First Lady...ever!

Michelle Obama became none other than the first African-American First Lady when her husband, Barack Obama, became President of the United States on January 20, 2009. In other words, she really marked history, and this was a game-changer for American politics.

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Source: Scott Olson / Staff / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

2. She's an advocate for young girls

In 2016, Michelle Obama launched 'Let Girls Learn', a " U.S. government initiative aimed at helping adolescent girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential."

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Source: Monica Schipper / Contributor / FilmMagic / Getty Images

3. TIME 100 Most Influential Women

On top of all her accomplishments, Michelle Obama became one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Women in 2008. "Expanding the American Dream" was written on the cover, along with Michelle Obama's portrait.  

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Source: Kevin Mazur / Contributor / WireImage / Getty Images

4. She's a fashion and beauty icon!

Michelle Obama serves politics- and looks. Throughout her time in the White House, the First Lady was known for supporting American Designers and breaking the rules of 'political style'. More recently, was seen with long, lucious braids, something she said she 'couldn't wear' during her time at the White House. "I did not wear braids. (...) We had to ease up on the people," she recently said in an interview.

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Source: Derek White / Stringer / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

5. She released 2 very successful books

'The Light We Carry', and 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama have proven their success time and time again, both ranking as bestselling books. Make sure you stay tuned for Michelle Obama's new podcast, 'The Light Podcast', based off of 'The Light We Carry!', soon to be released!

...and so much more! Michelle Obama is an icon and inspiration in so many ways, we wouldn't even be able to list them all! #BlackHistoryMonth

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