The former First Lady spoke candidly about her life growing up with her family on the south side of Chicago: “My parents believed my voice was relevant, that was the gift they gave me. You have to value a girl and let her speak”.
She was also open about her relationship with Barack saying, “He doesn’t play games. That’s a very attractive quality”.
As noted by thejasminebrand.com, Mrs. Obama then revealed that she still suffers from self-doubt that appears to “never go away.”
It doesn’t go away, that feeling that you shouldn’t take me that seriously. What do I know? I share that with you because we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what that power is. If I’m giving people hope then that is a responsibility, so I have to make sure that I am accountable.
My advice to young women is that you have to start by getting those demons out of your head. The question I ask myself— ‘am I good enough?—that haunts us, because the messages that are sent from the time we are little is: Maybe you are not. Don’t reach too high. Don’t talk too loud.