Frases de Michelle Obama
Data de nascimento: 17. Janeiro 1964
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama é uma advogada e escritora norte-americana. É a esposa do 44º presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, e a 46ª primeira-dama daquele país, sendo a primeira afro-descendente a ocupar o posto.
Michelle Robinson nasceu e cresceu em Chicago. Graduou-se pela Universidade Princeton e pela Harvard Law School. Após completar seus estudos, retornou a Chicago e aceitou um emprego na firma de advocacia Sidley Austin, onde conheceu seu futuro marido, Obama. Subsequentemente, trabalhou como ajudante do prefeito de Chicago Richard M. Daley e para o Centro Médico da Universidade de Chicago.
Em 1992, casou-se com Barack Obama, com quem tem duas filhas: Malia e Sasha. Ao longo de 2007 e 2008, ajudou na campanha presidencial de seu marido, sendo a sua presença um dos principais destaques da campanha. Discursou na Convenção Nacional Democrata de 2008 e 2012. Como esposa do então senador e mais tarde primeira-dama, se tornou em um ícone da moda e modelo para as mulheres.
Citações Michelle Obama
„O que temos aprendido ao longo deste ano é que a esperança é fazer um retorno. Ele está fazendo um retorno... Pela primeira vez na minha vida adulta, estou realmente orgulhosa do meu país. E não apenas porque Barack fez bem, mas porque eu acho que as pessoas estão com fome de mudança. E eu era desesperada para ver nosso país avançar nesta direção e não me sinto sozinha em minhas frustações e desilusões. Eu vi pessoas passando fome para se unir em torno de um objetivo comum e isso me fez Orgulhosa.“
„Generation after generation, this country has become more equal, more inclusive, more fair, more free.“
— Michelle Obama
Context: ... Generation after generation, this country has become more equal, more inclusive, more fair, more free. My life and so many of your lives are a testament of that truth. But that has only happened because folks like all of you left their comfort zones and made their voices heard.
„And she would often tell Barack, "So long as you kids do well, Bar, that's all that really matters."“
— Michelle Obama
Context: Barack's grandmother started out as a secretary at a community bank, and she moved quickly up the ranks, but like so many women, she hit a glass ceiling. And for years, men no more qualified than she was – men she had actually trained – were promoted up the ladder ahead of her, earning more and more money while Barack's family continued to scrape by. But day after day, she kept on waking up at dawn to catch the bus... arriving at work before anyone else... giving her best without complaint or regret. And she would often tell Barack, "So long as you kids do well, Bar, that's all that really matters."
„He never stopped smiling and laughing — even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my mom a kiss. He just woke up a little earlier and worked a little harder.“
— Michelle Obama
Context: My dad was our rock. Although he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his early 30s, he was our provider, our champion, our hero. As he got sicker, it got harder for him to walk, it took him longer to get dressed in the morning. But if he was in pain, he never let on. He never stopped smiling and laughing — even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my mom a kiss. He just woke up a little earlier and worked a little harder.
— Michelle Obama
Context: Barack and I talked long and hard about this decision. You know, this wasn’t an easy decision for us, because we’ve got two beautiful little girls, and we have a wonderful life, and everything was going fine. And there was nothing that would have been more disruptive than a decision to run for President of the United States. And as more people talk to us about it, I mean the question came up again and again. What people were most concerned about: they were afraid. It was fear. Fear, again, raising its ugly head, in one of the most important decisions we would make. Fear; fear of everything. Fear that we might lose. Fear that he might get hurt. Fear that this would be ugly. Fear that it would hurt our family. Fear. But you know, the reason why I said yes was because I was tired of being afraid. I am tired of living in a country where every decision that we’ve made over the last ten years wasn’t for something, but it was because people told us we had to fear something. We had to fear people who looked different from us. Fear people who believed in things that were different from us. Fear of one another right here in our own backyards. I am so tired of fear. And I don’t want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear.
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