“You Don’t Have To Be A First Lady To Influence” – Michelle Obama On Life After The White House At 2017 AIA Conference

Former United States first lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 which held yesterday, April 27, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. This marked Michelle Obama’s first public speeches at the Orlando Conference since leaving the White House in January 2017, she told Vonier, “It’s good to get out of the house.”

Michelle Obama AIA Conference

When asked about running for a public office later on, she said  “It’s all well and good until you start running—then the knives come out,” she said. “As I’ve said, I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again, because when you run for high office, it’s not just you. It’s your whole family.”

Instead, she is trying to make the most of her causes—ranging from girls’ education to childhood obesity—without the “mud fight” that is politics. Obama challenged the audience to do the same—to demonstrate their dedication to their communities through their work.

“You don’t have to be first lady to influence,” she said.

I guess that’s it then, she truly won’t be coming back to save us from The Donald in a cape.

Would you have loved to see President Michelle Obama in some years though?

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