12.12.2018

Michelle Obama Writes Powerful Letter To Younger Self Every Black Woman Should Read

Michelle Obama Writes Powerful Letter To Younger Self Every Black Woman Should Read Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

A picture of former last lady Michelle Obama as a freshly arrived first generation college student, sporting cornrows on Princeton’s campus has become iconic. It’s even inspired a young girl’s costume for Cultural Heroes Day.

In the photo, Obama looks happy and confident, but in a recently penned open letter, the former first lady wrote to that girl in the photo, where she detailed the insecurities she was dealing with at the time.

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