Michelle Obama says there are still people who can’t — or won’t, rather — see past her skin color.
While speaking at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado‘s 30th anniversary celebration, the former FLOTUS opened up about the obstacles she had to face, and still faces, as the first black woman in her position.
Barack Obama‘s wife told WFCO President and CEO Lauren Casteel:
“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut. Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”
“Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut. We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up.”
Before we get too emotional… we’ll just take this moment to say, WE MISS YOU.
While Michelle said she won’t pursue public office (WAH!), she will dedicate her life to helping people in other ways:
“Public service and engagement will be a part of my life and my husband’s life forever.”
The classy lawyer stayed away from getting too political, but encouraged the audience remain faithful in the people of this country despite the current President’s reckless actions.
“The people in this country are universally good and kind and honest and decent. Don’t be afraid of the country you live in. The folks here are good.”