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.“
„These men and women show them that those kids matter; that they have something to offer; that no matter where they're from or how much money their parents have, no matter what they look like or who they love or how they worship or what language they speak at home, they have a place in this country.“
— Michelle Obama
Context: These men and women show them that those kids matter; that they have something to offer; that no matter where they're from or how much money their parents have, no matter what they look like or who they love or how they worship or what language they speak at home, they have a place in this country. And as I end my time in the White House, I can think of no better message to send our young people in my last official remarks as First Lady. So for all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you—to all of you, from every background and walk of life. If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition — the infusion of new cultures, talents and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on earth.
„I want our young people to continue to learn and practice those values with pride. You see, our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are.“
— Michelle Obama
Context: If your family doesn't have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband — we started out with very little. But with a lot of hard work and a good education, anything is possible — even becoming President. That's what the American Dream is all about. If you are a person of faith, know that religious diversity is a great American tradition, too. In fact, that's why people first came to this country — to worship freely. And whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh — these religions are teaching our young people about justice, and compassion, and honesty. So I want our young people to continue to learn and practice those values with pride. You see, our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are.
„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."