Michelle Obama gets candid about her humble and "down to earth" daughters

Manuela Cardiga
Oct 13, 2018
07:14 A.M.
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama shared her admiration for her daughters and her dedication to making the world a better place.

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The world celebrated International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2018, and Michelle Obama chose that particular day to celebrate her own two special girls: Malia and Sasha, reported Today.com.

Michelle, who shares her daughters with former President of the United States Barack Obama, spoke about the challenges her daughters faced growing up under public scrutiny through their father's two terms in office.

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“We’ve got one kid in college. (...) We have a senior in high school, so it’s all the drama that goes with it." 

Michelle Obama, Today.com, Octover 11, 2018.

GROWING UP AS FIRST DAUGHTERS

The Obama family moved into the White House in 2008, when Malia was 10, and Sasha was just 7. 

Sasha was the youngest child to live in the White House since John John Kennedy moved in as a baby in 1961. For the next 8 years, the two little girls would face incredible challenges as they grew into young women.

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MICHELLE TELLS THE WORLD: "I'M SO PROUD OF THEM."

Michelle Obama speaks about the difficulties and the fears she held as her daughters grew up in the public eye, and under the constant criticism of an avid world. She reveals that she is proud of the way they worked through it all, and the young women they are becoming.

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LIVING IN THE WHITE HOUSE HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT

Despite Michelle's fears, the two girl's childhood in the limelight did not leave them with huge, attention-hungry egos. She described her daughters as humble and down-to-earth people with a strong sense of responsibility.

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WANTING FOR OTHER GIRLS THE SECURITY AND EDUCATION HER CHILDREN HAD

The former first lady is committed to promoting the futures of young girls all over the world through education, and to this end, she announced her Global Girls Alliance initiative on International Day of the Girl.

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EMPOWERING ADOLESCENT GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION

Global Girls Alliance will be working hand-in-hand with the Obama Foundation to empower adolescent girls around the world through education.

Michelle will be using her influence and prestige to draw global attention to the issue and to raise funds to provide education for girls who would otherwise have no access to schools. Michelle believes these girls will use their education to generate their own income, support their families, and help their communities and countries grow and develop.

"An educated girl can lift up her family, her community, and her country. That’s why I’m so proud that today the @ObamaFoundation is launching the Global @GirlsAlliance in support of adolescent girls' education around the world."

Michelle Obama has confessed that she is inspired and motivated in this project by the example of her daughters.

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