Michelle constantly felt the pressures of the world: the pressure to prove her race did not define her but empowered her; the pressure to prove women were smart and important, and that they belonged in the workforce; the pressure to achieve what those before her could not. Constantly asking herself, “Am I good enough?” By the time she graduated law school, she was finally was able to answer that question with a strong, confident, “Yes, in fact, I am.”
When Michelle and Barack decided to have a family, Michelle did not want to stop working. Having left the world of corporate law and entering the political world had changed everything for her. She toyed with the idea of being a stay at home mom, but quickly realized it wasn't the life she wanted.
When Barack decided to run for President, Michelle was hit with the reality that her family's choices would be on display for the world to see. At first, she was worried, but when she realized that no matter what she did, someone was going to judge or hate.