To the First Lady With Love: 10 powerful quotes from the tribute to Michelle Obama


Chimamanda Adichie, Gloria Steinem, Jon Meacham and Rashida Jones all penned powerful Thank-You notes to Michelle Obama in tribute to her awesome contribution to America as First Lady, in the last 8 years. Here are our top 10 quotes from the notes:

“She had rhythm, a flow and swerve,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“She was working class, and she was Princeton, and so she could speak of opportunity as a tangible thing.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“She reached across borders and cast her light on the education of girls all over the world.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“She made “first lady” mean a person warmly accessible, a person both normal and inspirational and a person many degrees of cool.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


“She managed to convey dignity and humor at the same time.”  Gloria Steinem

“She has lived a public life without sacrificing her privacy and authenticity.” Gloria Steinem

“Obama gets much of the public credit for handling his eight years coolly, but the first lady has been a critical element of his success.”  Jon Meacham

“Michelle Obama may have changed history in the most powerful way — by example.” Gloria Steinem

“If feminism’s goal is equal opportunity and choice, Michelle makes me feel like every choice is available.” Rashida Jones

“You can be your husband’s partner and supporter, and also use your cultural and political capital to campaign for Hillary Clinton.” Rashida Jones

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