I am always on the hunt for female-empowered books or shows and this last weekend was no exception. I had the whole weekend to myself! This rare occasion required carefully planning my time out to ensure I was hitting all the levels of self-care. So I took advantage of the evening by catching up on shows my husband would rather not watch.
Michelle Obama’s new Netflix documentary, Becoming, was a front runner and it did not disappoint. There I was set up on my living room couch, a glass of wine and my at-home manicure station set up, I settled in for a wide range of emotions. I laughed, learned, and even shed a few tears… more than once.
Michelle Obama is a woman who uses her pillar to encourage others to be in service of one another, she provides hope and inspiration to people around the world, and most importantly she practices what she preaches. Throughout her career, her Grammy-winning memoir, Becoming, and her Netflix show, she has some beautiful lessons that everyone can live by.
Here are my top favorite quotes by Michelle Obama:
“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them.”
“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”
“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values and follow my own moral compass, then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”
“When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”
“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”
What’s your favorite from the list above? Comment below, I would love to hear what you think! Who else do you hold in high regard as a pioneer in the modern-day?
-Shauna Allan is the founder of Modern Match Lingerie Inc. and The Bra Bra Sisterhood – armed with a cup of java and her favourite pieces of lingerie, she hosts a safe space where women can simply just be women! Join our community here