Michelle Obama: 'I still have a little impostor syndrome'

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The former First Lady was speaking to author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her autobiography Becoming at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall when Adichie made a vague reference to the current political situation in the USA, without referring to President Donald Trump by name.

Michelle also revealed that Barack Obama is a "huge fan" of the queen and that she reminds him a lot of his own grandmother, Toot.

'I laugh about how easy it was for Barack to choose his wardrobe - tie or no tie? I had to finally admit that to myself, which was a hard thing to do after investing the amount of time and resources. During the public talk in the United Kingdom, she also reminisced about her school years, when she was slammed for talking "like she was white".

'There's a lot that's universal.


"I'm back now", Obama said, smiling and looking a bit sheepish.

Michelle admitted that when she was a teenager, she wasn't sure if other girls anxious about the same things that she and her friends did. "I thought we were at home, y'all", she said, according to Fox News.

Well, that's how I felt, as I sat in awe in London's Southbank Centre watching the Harvard grad and the formidable Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation, as they discussed life, love, black womanhood and more. She told the crowd, "That whole 'so you can have it all.' Nope, not at the same time".

"They're charging forwards in sports and maths and science and technology", she told Good Housekeeping. 'They're confident, unconcerned with old stereotypes, and there's no telling what they're going to accomplish in the years ahead'. After many a scandal at Facebook, where she is COO, Sandberg has been dipping in and out of hot water since the New York Times reported that she was involved in a smear of George Soros, a charge Sandberg first denied.


It was not just children but "teachers who underestimated me every step of the way".

She was at all-girl Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School as part of a tour to promote her book Becoming.

Obama, who brought up in a working class family in Chicago, said she watched girls strive as she had and she would continue her campaign for girls' education that became a passion while in the White House alongside her work on childhood obesity.

'In all those moments, a chorus of doubts rang out inside my head: Do I really belong here? Because I've been spending weeks talking about the book - enough of me talking. I just happened to marry somebody whose passion was politics. In fact, Royal U.K. website states that there are no rules one is required to do when they meet the monarch or her relatives. They're speaking up and speaking out, not just in classrooms but in the public arena at a young age.


'I'd walk away from those events so hopeful.

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