Not everything is rosy for the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. After the great success of his autobiography, “Becoming,” Barack Obama’s wife went on tour in the United States and then around the world to share her experience. Each time, her interventions were exhausted as we can see in the documentary available on Netflix “Becoming”. A team was able to follow her wherever she went. We see a confident woman, close to her family and, above all, a mother concerned about her daughters and who wants to give them a good education.
“It just doesn’t seem real to me.”
But since then, nothing. Michelle Obama has returned to a simple, everyday life that she had not known since 2009, when her husband was chosen as the most powerful man in the United States. The former First Lady admitted in her latest podcast that she was having a hard time getting over the latest events. Her “mild depression” is due to the coronavirus epidemic and the anxiety-provoking environment that has reigned in the United States since the death of George Floyd. “I wake up in the middle of the night because something worries me or because I feel a weight,” he explains, “I try to play sports, but there were times during my forties when I didn’t.” ‘I just didn’t feel good.
Given the reactions to this speech, Michelle Obama wanted to reassure her fans. She posted a black and white photo on her Instagram account where she explains that she is better. “First of all, I’m fine. There’s no need to worry about me. As I said in this conversation with Michele Norris, I think about the people who are risking for the rest of us.” Essential doctors, nurses and workers of all kinds. I think of teachers, students, and parents who are just trying to find a school for the fall. I think of people protesting and organizing a little more justice in our country, “writes Michelle Obama.
“The idea that what this country is going through shouldn’t have any effect on us, that we should all feel good all the time, that doesn’t seem real to me. So I hope everyone will allow themselves to feel this.” I hope you will listen and take a moment to think about everything that awaits you and what you could do about it. And to all who have contacted, thank you. I hope that you will also stay in touch with the people closest to you, not only with an SMS, but also with a call or video chat. Don’t be afraid to offer them a shoulder to lean on or ask for yourself. I love you all, “concludes the interested person.
By Mélanie C.