Photo by Miller Mobley / August
Photo by Miller Mobley / August

In her memoir, Becoming, Michele Obama candidly discusses the challenges she’d faced in her life and her feelings about what that life has become for her and her family. Millions read it and were moved by her honest and open humanity. On her Becoming tour, I saw what her story means to tens of thousands of people here and abroad. Now, does that last sentence imply that I traveled with Michelle Obama? Yes, it does. Because while I admire her motto “When they go low, we go high,” I’ve yet to attain it.

The point is, I’m not saying Michelle Obama and I are friends…but even if I did, I think she’s nice enough to not publicly contradict me.

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