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Girl from the South Side and former First Lady. Wife, mother, dog lover. Always hugger-in-chief. #IAmBecoming

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Today I stopped by one of Portlands locally-owned bookstores @BroadwayBooks and spent time with a group of young professional women who are juggling careers relationships and children and trying to find a little time for themselves too. We talked about the importance of self-care and finding a group of women to support us through all our ups and downs as we try to manage our chaotic lives. And you don&amprsquot have to be here in Portland to take part in this conversation&ampmdashlet me know what you and your book clubs have been discussing!
#IAmBecoming.

Today I stopped by one of Portlands locally-owned ...

play_circle_filled Recently I sat down with some of @Youtube&amprsquos #BookTubers and creators to talk all things #IAmBecoming. We covered everything from marriage advice to what it means to swerve to my favorite books. Watch the full discussion at&ampnbsp//goo.gl/oggoh2..

Recently I sat down with some of @Youtube&rsquo ...

There&amprsquos never a dull moment with you Conan. Thanks for the laughs! Listen in at //apple.co/TeamCoco. #IAmBecoming.

There&rsquos never a dull moment with you Conan ...

We&amprsquore halfway through #WomensHistoryMonth and today I&amprsquom highlighting one of our country&amprsquos incredible military spouses&ampmdashKiesha Yokers who came to my show in New York City in December with @bluestarfamilies. She&amprsquos a mother to two beautiful children. She&amprsquos a Navy wife. She&amprsquos an advocate for adoption. And she&amprsquos passionate about helping women of  build healthier lives. Like so many military spouses she&amprsquos got a lot on her plate. After years of moving around the world with her Naval husband Keisha stopped teaching elementary school to raise her two children. Soon enough she decided to change her career path. Kiesha took the leap and started @greenandwellbeauty with the desire to see women of  live longer healthier lives. Its become an inspiring and safe place to talk about issues close to Kiesha&amprsquos heart. Do you have a &ampquotswerve moment&ampquot that changed your path in life? Share in the comments below! #IAmBecoming.

We&rsquore halfway through #WomensHistoryMonth ...

While in Milwaukee my friend Conan O&amprsquoBrien and I surprised some high school juniors from across the city who were meeting with @reachhigher2020 to talk about their college dreams. We told them how proud we are of them and we reminded them that so many people have their backs!

To the incredible young people out there dont forget that Im rooting for you every step of the way. I cant wait to see what you achieve! #ReachHigher.

While in Milwaukee my friend Conan O&rsquoBrien ...

It was such a treat to sit down with two book clubs from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area for a conversation with women from so many different walks of life. But as so often happens rather than focusing on surface-level differences we talked about so many things we all share. This week I hope you&amprsquoll try to do the same. Strike up a conversation with that coworker or neighbor you haven&amprsquot really had a chance to meet yet. By sharing our stories&ampmdashour little joys and struggles&ampmdashwe can see what unites us. #IAmBecoming.

It was such a treat to sit down with two book club ...

Still dancing at 110 years old&ampmdashhappy birthday Virginia!.

Still dancing at 110 years old&mdashhappy birth ...

This beautiful smile belongs to Eliakunda Kaaya. I sat down with her and several of her peers for a conversation on girls education last fall. Eliakunda comes from a family of nine children in Tanzania. She once said &ampquotMy own brothers would say&amphellip that it was a waste of time and waste of investment to&amphellip[send] me to school because a woman is meant to be married.&amprdquo But Eliakunda never believed that. She became the first person in her family to go to high school&ampmdashand then the first to go to college. After she graduated she became a @ShesTheFirst Fellow and she launched a project called &ampquotHer Journey to School&amprdquo which builds on her own experience by reaching out to parents about the importance of sending their daughters to school. Eliakundas story shows us the power of education&ampmdashand the promise inside every single girl around the world. #InternationalWomensDay.

This beautiful smile belongs to Eliakunda Kaaya. I ...

Few things in life inspire me like young people taking action. This week I visited with the #ObamaScholars who have spent the past few days connecting and learning together in D.C. Already they&amprsquore making profound differences in their home countries from expanding peacebuilding operations in Colombia to fighting for gender rights and marginalized communities in Pakistan. Now through the @ObamaFoundation the University of Chicago and Columbia University they&amprsquore taking their work to the next level with a world-class education. The work they are doing is remarkable and the best resource they have is each other&ampmdashbecause work like this is impossible in isolation. I know that in the years ahead these young leaders will make their communities better and in turn that makes the world a little brighter for all of us..

Few things in life inspire me like young people ta ...

play_circle_filled As I read through your feedback on my book one theme that keeps popping up is how to empower the women around us&ampmdashwhether thats our girlfriends coworkers or the women we see at the gym or at happy hour. Empowering each other is a big question and can take a lot of forms but one thing I know is that its up to us to be there for each other&ampmdashespecially those who often feel overlooked&ampmdashbecause when someone shows genuine interest in your growth and development it can make all the difference in the world. 
So for#WomensHistoryMonth I want you to let me know how you&amprsquore making an impact on another womans life. Whether that&amprsquos joining a mentoring program asking your boss about how they&amprsquore planning to get more women&amprsquos voices at the table or simply taking 10 minutes to lend an ear to your coworker over coffee I want to hear what you&amprsquore up to! Let me know in a short video or in comments below. 👇🏾#IAmBecoming #WellnessWednesday.

As I read through your feedback on my book one the ...

Looking forward to sitting down with a few of my friends! #IAmBecoming.

Looking forward to sitting down with a few of my f ...

play_circle_filled Five years ago we decided we wanted to make a big splash for all students who were committing to college&ampmdashthe same way we do athletes. Every year on #CollegeSigningDay students across the country announce their plans to go to community college university trade or vocational school or join the military&ampmdashand the rest of us do our part to help them celebrate.

This year I&amprsquoll be @UCLA on May 1 with @BetterMakeRoom to do just that. And I can use your help to show the amazing young people in your community that we&amprsquove got their backs too. So I hope you&amprsquoll sign up to host your own Signing Day event in your community at bettermakeroom.org/collegesigningday. #BetterMakeRoom.

Five years ago we decided we wanted to make a big ...