Michelle Obama inspired many of her Instagram followers with her #Blackgirlmagic. She spoke about her experience as a graduate, revealing she too had doubts like many young adults today.
Ex-FLOTUS Michelle Obama shared her graduation photo online. In a long congratulatory caption, she commended the class of 2021 for their achievements during a challenging year spent indoors.
Well-spoken and well-written as always, Obama eloquently opened up about her time as a graduate. She expressed that although she looked forward to the future, there were always lingering doubts.
Singer Alicia Keys and Michelle Obama at the Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles. | Photo: Getty Images
In a surprising admission, this successful icon confessed that, just like many others who just graduated, she had many insecurities about her abilities to make it as a successful adult.
Obama spoke about education once more... expanding on her experience as a woman of color attending Princeton.
Of course, as is well known, Obama did and continues to keep collecting many achievements under her belt. However, she emphasized that this road wasn't easy, empathizing with the class of 2021.
BEATING THE ODDS
Obama implied that their ability to reach this imperative milestone while in the middle of a pandemic proves they have true potential. Applauding the young students, she stated:
"In a year defined by so much... loss, you never gave up or called it quits. Instead, you studied. You marched. You kept one another safe."
Expressing her pride, Obama claimed that they are not only establishing a new world for themselves. Rather, as they move forward, they will provide an extraordinary future for others as well.
TIME TO LEARN
During her last speech as First Lady, Obama chose to encourage young individuals to educate themselves. She pushed them to be determined and focused in their educational endeavors.
She stressed the importance of empowerment through education. During her time in the White House, she also implemented a "Reach Higher" initiative that champions higher learning.
BLACK GIRL MAGIC
"Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do. I’d never stood out in a crowd or a classroom because of the color of my skin."
Obama is a role model for many African-American women. Taking to her congratulatory Instagram post for the class of 2021, many African-American followers informed her that she is an inspiration.
Follower commenting on an Instagram post by Michelle Obama. | Source: Instagram/michelleobama
This magical woman extended her support for another accomplished woman of color. Praising soulful songbird Alicia Keys at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, she expressed her love for Keys' hit “Fallin."
Beyond her artistry, Obama expanded on Keys' achievements outside of music. She claimed her as a social justice advocate, a wonderful wife and mother, and a huge inspiration to herself and her daughters.