Tagged: FLOTUS

Michelle’s “Master Class.”

This is a can’t-miss speech.

Courtesy C-SPAN

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in Manchester, New Hampshire last week at a presidential campaign event on behalf of Secretary Hillary Clinton. But this speech was no mere campaign stump speech. It was a speech that Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor described as a “master class” that “…should be required viewing for every leader.”

Her speech named the disrespect so often aimed at women and rebuked it. And in so doing, the First Lady elevated our discourse, reminding us to remember the dignity and worth of every human being, young and old.

Her speech demands our attention. Make time to watch and listen to her important words.

Speaking of the First Lady, make sure you read To the First Lady, With Love. Its lead essay was written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Wednesday Word: You Have Everything You Need to Succeed

Our Wednesday Word is a dose of inspiration from First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Hugger-in-Chief delivered the commencement to address to the graduating class at Martin Luther King Jr. Preparatory High School, verbally wrapping the students in a warm embrace with her wise words to them as they move to the next phase of their lives.

Before sharing her “lessons learned” with the graduating class, she made this statement:

I want you all to know, graduates, that with your roots in this community and your education from this school, you have everything — you hear me, everything — you need to succeed. (emphasis mine.)

Read the speech when you have time. But telling these young people–and us all–that we have what it takes to live full, productive and meaningful lives is a message well worth taking to heart.

“You have everything…you need to succeed.”

And that’s your Wednesday Word.