In the past, the role of the First Lady of the United States or FLOTUS, was like many wives. She was responsible for the “domestic” side of the President’s life without room to prove that she could take one more. It is only in the last few decades that the role of FLOTUS has changed.
Becoming premiered on Netflix tonight. It is based on the best selling autobiography of the same name by former First Lady Michelle Obama. The nearly 90-minute documentary followed Mrs. Obama as she went on her book tour in 2018 and 2019.
I loved the documentary. Mrs. Obama comes off on screen like she did in the book. She is humble, appreciative, strong, capable, human and a woman to admire.
When we admire someone, we forget that they are fellow human beings who go through the same ups and downs that we all do.
When Michelle Obama became America’s FLOTUS (First Lady Of The United States) in 2009, she was more than the first African-American First Lady. She was intelligent, educated, warm, loving and a devoted wife and mother.
Her autobiography, Becoming, was published recently.
Born in Chicago in 1964, Mrs. Obama came from a normal working class family. She met her future husband (and future POTUS or President Of The United States) Barack Obama when he was hired to be summer associate at the law firm where she worked at the time; she was assigned to him as his mentor. They married in 1992 and have two daughters. As the future POTUS and FLOTUS, Barack and Michelle did their best to balance their marriage, parenting their children and work. Then politics came calling and their status as an average middle class family in America forever changed.
I absolutely loved this book. I felt like I was having a one on one conversation with her. The book is personal, deep and makes the reader feel like they have a connection to her. Unlike other autobiographies where the writer is full of it and bragging, Mrs. Obama is humble and open.