If we want our daughters to dream bigger than we did we still have work to do.
More quotes by Michelle Obama
I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.
When I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
I have to be in tune with my husband, where he is, how he’s feeling. I have to be in tune with where my family is. The same thing is true in the work that I do. It’s all about me feeling where people are. So that’s why I try to be really present, even when I’m on a rope line. I never take for granted my interactions with people. And it’s never black-and-white. I’m usually reading the crowd, reading the people that I’m with. I guess if this role has changed me, it’s improved my ability to do that. I’ve gotten better at sensing where people are at any given time.
More quotes about Feminism
The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.
There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.
You’re a feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert, and you’re NOT like, mmm, I feel like Beyoncé should be making 23 percent less money than Jay-Z.
You can’t whisper magical thoughts in your daughter’s ear and go into a workplace where you tolerate [this] existence. If you are tolerating that, that’s the workplace that will be waiting for your little girl, and you have sold her a bill of goods.
As I grow and I get older I’m realising more and more that there’s such a beautiful, sensual power that we have as women.
There’s a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that’s been very detrimental to the human race as a whole.
I’m attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life.
[My father] always reminded us that it was important to stand up for your rights, and regardless of who you are and where you come from, to hold your head up high with dignity and respect.