The Meaning of Michelle - 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own-logo

The Meaning of Michelle - 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own

Veronica Chambers

"Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like her. I want to be that intelligent, confident, and comfortable in my own skin'." ―Roxane Gay "Even after eight years of watching them daily in the press, the fact that the most powerful man in the world is a Black man is still breathtaking to me. The fact that he goes home to a tight-knit, loving family headed by a Black woman is soul-stirring. That woman is Michelle. Michelle. That name now carries a whole world of meaning..." ―From the Preface by Ava DuVernay Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what she means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. In addition to a tribute to Michelle Obama, this book is also a rollicking, lively dinner party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood and what it means to be American today. Contributors include: Ava DuVernay, Veronica Chambers, Benilde Little, Damon Young, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Brittney Cooper, Ylonda Gault Caviness, Chirlane McCray, Cathi Hanauer, Tiffany Dufu, Tanisha Ford, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Lewis, Karen Hill Anton, Rebecca Carroll, Phillipa Soo, and Roxane Gay

"Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like her. I want to be that intelligent, confident, and comfortable in my own skin'." ―Roxane Gay "Even after eight years of watching them daily in the press, the fact that the most powerful man in the world is a Black man is still breathtaking to me. The fact that he goes home to a tight-knit, loving family headed by a Black woman is soul-stirring. That woman is Michelle. Michelle. That name now carries a whole world of meaning..." ―From the Preface by Ava DuVernay Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what she means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. In addition to a tribute to Michelle Obama, this book is also a rollicking, lively dinner party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood and what it means to be American today. Contributors include: Ava DuVernay, Veronica Chambers, Benilde Little, Damon Young, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Brittney Cooper, Ylonda Gault Caviness, Chirlane McCray, Cathi Hanauer, Tiffany Dufu, Tanisha Ford, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Lewis, Karen Hill Anton, Rebecca Carroll, Phillipa Soo, and Roxane Gay
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"Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like her. I want to be that intelligent, confident, and comfortable in my own skin'." ―Roxane Gay "Even after eight years of watching them daily in the press, the fact that the most powerful man in the world is a Black man is still breathtaking to me. The fact that he goes home to a tight-knit, loving family headed by a Black woman is soul-stirring. That woman is Michelle. Michelle. That name now carries a whole world of meaning..." ―From the Preface by Ava DuVernay Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what she means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. In addition to a tribute to Michelle Obama, this book is also a rollicking, lively dinner party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood and what it means to be American today. Contributors include: Ava DuVernay, Veronica Chambers, Benilde Little, Damon Young, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Brittney Cooper, Ylonda Gault Caviness, Chirlane McCray, Cathi Hanauer, Tiffany Dufu, Tanisha Ford, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Lewis, Karen Hill Anton, Rebecca Carroll, Phillipa Soo, and Roxane Gay

Language:

English

Narrators:

January LaVoy, Prentice Onayemi

Length:

4h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:58