The students, many young women of color, sat in a circle around Obama, a format she has often used. But now that she is no longer the wife of the sitting president, she is no longer shackled by society's expectations of what it means to be the first lady, not to mention America's first presidential spouse of color. Obama's slogan became famous after her Democratic National Convention speech in 2016 where she addressed the bitter discourse in American politics ahead of the presidential election.
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"That's a huge weight you have to carry, when your family doesn't want you to go to the next level", she said. "That's also one of the reasons why it's so important that we are courageous about telling our stories: The only way they will know is if we educate them". She recalled how hard she found it to manage Barack's hectic work schedule when he first entered politics and how his long hours away from the family home put pressure on their family.
She then spoke about the need for promoting candidates who are committed to treating fellow candidates respectfully. Realising it, I made my own optic adjustment: "I stopped even trying to smile", she said, referring to Trump's inauguration speech.
"I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there's something wrong with them. And we get help with our marriage when we need it".
During the interview, she also talked about her problems with her husband, Former president, Barack Obama when he kicked off his political campaign.
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Its current headquarters is in Seattle, where the company's "urban campus" is woven into the fabric of the northwestern city. It received applications from 238 candidate locations , which Amazon whittled down to 20 finalist cities by January 2018.
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Apple’s 9.7-inch Wi-Fi enabled iPad Pro was also still a great seller thanks to massive price discounts from retailers. Microsoft dropped their game changing console update, the Microsoft Xbox One X with a 1TB hard drive and 4K compatibility.