Jump to main content. Jump to navigation. When people ask First Lady Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom.
Who Is Michelle Obama?
Michelle Obama is a lawyer and writer who was the first lady of the United States from to She is the wife of the 44th U. As first lady, Michelle focused her attention on social issues such as poverty, healthy living and education. Her memoir, Becoming, discusses the experiences that shaped her, from her childhood in Chicago to her years living in the White House. Michelle's father, Fraser Robinson, was a city-pump operator and a Democratic precinct captain. Her mother, Marian, was a secretary at Spiegel's but later stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother, Craig. At just 21 months apart in age, Craig and Michelle were often mistaken for twins. The Robinson family lived in a small bungalow on Chicago's South Side. Michelle and Craig shared quarters, sleeping in the living room with a sheet serving as a makeshift room divider.
She is married to the 44th president of the United States , Barack Obama. She was the first African-American first lady. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in , and they have two daughters. Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout and , delivering a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She has subsequently delivered acclaimed speeches at the , , and conventions. As first lady, Obama served as a role model for women and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. She supported American designers and was considered a fashion icon.
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