Michelle Obama talks adversity.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
NEW ORLEANS — “Ain’t no mountain high enough…” Michelle Obama raised eyebrows Saturday night at the 2019 Essence Festival when she drew parallels between black women in politics and mountain-climbing. Donning a sexy curly fry hairdo, the former First Lady told CBS News anchor Gayle King she traveled through hell and back during her husband’s 8 years in the White House. Michelle said she was labeled an “angry black woman” during the embryo stages of Barack Obama’s presidency.
The 55-year-old Harvard law graduate also caught flak for emanating a prolix oration at an Atlanta gala in 2008. A Clinton advocate said, “Her speech was very long and inappropriate for that occasion.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 7, 2019
In addition to that opprobrium, Michelle was often lambasted for upstaging and/or “emasculating” the president with her expansive wardrobe of flamboyant raiments like in 2009 when she turned heads in a sleeveless Narciso Rodriguez garment during his State of the Union address.
The list goes on and on.
Now that she’s no longer under the microscope of a presidential moiety, Michelle feels compelled to share her trials and tribulations. The way she puts it, “The best way to [attack me] was to focus on the one thing they knew people were afraid of, [which] was the strength of a black woman.”
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