With over 3 millions copies already sold since its November 13 release, BECOMING, the brand-spankin' new memoir by our FLOTUS #44 MICHELLE OBAMA has the best-selling book of 2018 and she is the cover story for the December 2018/ January 2019 EBONY 2018 POWER 100 ISSUE!!!
Here arre a few interview interludes:
On the weight of the Black Woman-as-Savior:
“As for why the world sometimes looks to Black women—and I have to say that I wish the world turned to Black women more often than it does—I think it’s because we’ve got a perspective all our own. If you’re growing up Black and female, you can’t help but really learn what’s going on down on the ground. You’re going to see a lot of the bottoms of people’s shoes coming down on you, so you learn to be nimble and resourceful.”
On Black Women having their voices overlooked and undervalued:
“The trick is we need more people who are willing to listen to Black women, especially young Black women, to lift up our voices rather than shutting us out.”
Michelle, I never thought of it that way before but I couldn't agree more. You've shown us that there's not just ONE thing we can be when we "grow up". We've never fully arrived...we're always evolving, always BECOMING. I can’t wait to share this conversation with you all TONIGHT at 8/7c on OWN. #IAmBecoming
I’m thrilled to share with all of you the cover for BECOMING. The process of writing this book has been so personally meaningful and illuminating for me. As I prepare to share BECOMING this fall, I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. #BECOMING