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The Humane First Lady

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 , by
The Humane First Lady

If you had one word to describe her, you would probably say 'stylish'. She swayed the world with her dressing sense and moved America, literally (Let's Move initiative). A gifted human being with a knack for delivering powerful speeches, Michelle Obama the 44th First Lady of The United States was quite the activist.

A fashion icon, Michelle appeared twice on the cover of Vogue. She also featured as best dressed, two years in a row in Vanity Fair and once in People's Magazine. She also appeared in Essence magazine as one of the 25 world's most influential women. She was also included in 02138, the yearly list of Harvard's most influential alumni as #58.

A former lawyer, Chicago  City administrator and community outreach worker, she focused her attention on multiple social issues prevalent in America. In 2011, she co-founded Joining Forces program to increase educational and employment options for veterans and to raise awareness about the hardships plaguing military families. She formed the Higher Reach Initiative to inspire young people to seek higher education and career development opportunities.

She has been fighting childhood obesity since 2010 and launched the Let's Move! initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity. In 2012, she announced a new fitness program for kids as part of this initiative, along with the U.S Olympic team and other sports organizations to get young people to try out a new sport/activity. This managed to get 1.7 million young people to participate in Olympic and Paralympic sports in their communities.

She released a book on healthy eating, a lifestyle that she's been promoting in the White House, called American Grown: The story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America in 2012.

To Michelle Obama, a woman who delivered powerful speeches, for showing us how to balance family and work to get the best of both.

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